Isaiah 37:20 – That All May Know

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 37:1‐38:22, Galatians 6:1‐18, Psalm 65:1‐13, Proverbs 23:24

Context – Sennacherib has invaded Judah, insulted God and plans to take Jerusalem.  Hezekiah ends his prayer for deliverance with these words.

Isaiah 37:20 – “So now, O Lord our God, save us from (Sennacherib’s) hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord.”

Observations:

  • What? Save us
  • Why? That the kingdoms of the earth may know  that you alone are the Lord

Is this truly the motive behind most of my prayers?  Do I ask God to answer me so that his name and his renown will be made known through his response?

Apply: I need to consistently evaluate the why behind my prayers of petition.  I want to listen carefully to the heart motives in my prayers today.

What motivates the requests in your prayers?  Is it for your name’s sake or for God’s?

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