Assyria used weapons and threats, but that failed. The Babylonian’s subtle use of flattery and gifts worked because Hezekiah failed to take their matter to the Lord.
Isaiah 38: God Turned Back Time
There is a spiritual maxim, here. God will present us with the same kind of trouble again and again.
Isaiah 37: A Poison Pen and Powerful Prayer
Sennacherib put on the pressure with his poison pen. Hezekiah prayed desperately, and God came through powerfully.
Isaiah 36: Crisis of Faith
King Hezekiah was one of only 8 good kings of Judah, who initiated much needed religious and civil reform, and turned to the Lord in time of grave crises.
Isaiah 30: Commitment of Faith
In order to understand what faith is, you and I have to actually use it. A person does not really have faith until that person lives it out, boots on the ground, real life, real dilemmas, real crises.
Isaiah 14: Purposes of God
Refuge is found in God God is the Mighty Sovereign of the universe, Creator, Sustainer, and the One Who holds all accountable to the Word and words of God.
Lachish's history is long, beginning in the Neolithic age and continuing to become Judah's second most important city (the first being Jerusalem). Not much is left today but the lizards
Minor Prophets: Book of Zephaniah
The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah. Zephaniah 1:1 (NRSV)