Short thought of the day.
Isaiah 36 and 37 chronicles the battle between Israel and Assyria. Isaiah 36:13-20, captures the harsh words of the king of Assyria. He spares no words while condemning the Lord of Jerusalem and any other God he had defeated in the past. The army of Israel keeps to the command to hold their tongue while anger infuses in them.
A thought came to mind of a story about a boy who meets a knight from the 13th century. The story is about what it means to be chivalrous, but there was a big lesson on respecting God in there as well. The knight was appalled that there was little reverence of God in the modern century. The knight was ready to draw his sword and defend the name of the Lord and the first misuse of His name. That is not how we respond when others take the name of the Lord in vain and attack His character.
Back to Isaiah. King Hezekiah quickly got word of what the enemy king has said, Isaiah 37:1, and he tore his clothes and put on rough cloth. He was distraught. Not because his name and character had been slandered, but an invisible God.
Questions: how do you respond when others attack God? Do you tolerate it because that is their personal belief or because they are on their own journey? Or would you defend God like you would your own family member or close friend?
I am ashamed that I have not defend my God at all times; but thank you Father and that today is a new day!
Will you defend God today if you see someone attack him?
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