Is 34-37 In Football, sometimes a player fumbles the ball, and the touchdown is given to the opposing team. When Sennacherib tried to get Hezekiah to fumble the ball, he had no idea of the outcome! In Psalm 2, we see how God handles fumbles! “the one enthroned in heaven laughs in disgust; the Lord taunts them,” Then he sends in another team and scores a victory just like he did with Sennacherib! God sent an angel and took the lives of 185,000 of Sennacherib’s soldiers and sent him packing back to Assyria, where he was killed by his own sons.
“Don’t mess with God!” was the message, and unbelievers should take note. But, as Paul noted, the adversary blinds the minds of the unbeliever lest they see the holy God. [2Cor 4:4]
We tend to make light of this story, but if truth be known, God uses things like this to get our attention. While Sennacherib was busy planning to score, Hezekiah took it to God and let God take care of the problem. We should do the same, but we often try to solve the problem using human methods. Take a lesson from Hezekiah and learn that God can better handle our adversaries than we can.