August 13, 2013

Introduction to The Hollow


2 Kings 18:13-16

In 715 B.C., Sennacherib invaded Judah and headed toward Jerusalem. Hezekiah’s faith was very weak, so he humbled himself before the king and paid the tribute money that he owed – eleven tons of silver and one ton of gold. Some of the wealth came from the king’s own treasure, but it’s disappointing to see that Hezekiah chose to take the rest of it from the temple of the Lord. King David didn’t negotiate with his enemies or try to buy them off; he attacked and defeated them. Of course Sennacherib withdrew from Judah, but he had every intention of returning.

Our faith in and devotion to God should never be compromised because we are scared or filled with uncertainty. God will always be there for us.