2 KINGS‬ ‭19‬:‭34‬ ‭‬‬

“For my own honor and for the sake of my servant David, I will defend this city and protect it.””

2 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭34‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Hezekiah knew who God was. His prayers to God were not about pleading with him as unknown source. His prayers were righteous prayers in this way. When Hezekiah spoke to God, it was in rememberance and anticipation of how God has shown himself and how he would show himself to be. This is vastly different from the way many Christians pray today. They treat God as if they have no knowledge of him. They treat him as if he is a slot machine with outcomes that are indeterminate and they wonder if God will be a God who provides what is best from moment to moment. Hezekiah’s prayer only wonders how God will provide what is best. He wonders how God will vindicate his own name and he waits for it to happen. He challenges God without challenging the things that make him God. His declarations are those that remember who God is and long for others to view him as such. The modern so called prayer warriors seem ti spend little time giving these things to God. Perhaps if they would talk to him in this way, they would see their prayers answered.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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