God's Word is Trustworthy
2 Kings 19.10-20, 32-37
Pastor Jay Pound, January 20, 2013
Series: Eat the Word
A Story of Trust in 3 Scenes
- Scene 1 - The Crisis: An Army at the Gates
- Hezekiah is surrounded and warned not to place his trust in God's promises
- Where do we put our trust when we are under pressure?
- Scene 2 - Hezekiah's Response: Lay it Down
- Hezekiah nevertheless places his trust in God
- When the pressure is on, God's word is worthy our trust
- Scene 3 - The Result: Victory
- Sennacherib's army is destroyed and his own life is ended
- When the pressure is on, God's word reveals its worth
Take Home Idea:
When you are under pressure, place your trust in God and His Word, and you will not be disappointed.
- Share a time when you were in a high pressure situation. What was at stake?
- Share a time when you placed your faith in God?
- What was the result?
- Was it what you initially wanted, or something different?
- What did it cost?
- Read 2 Kings 19.5-13:
- What does God promise?
- How does Sennacherib respond to this?
- What other options might Hezekiah have had besides trusting in God?
- What would have made trusting God difficult in this situation? What might have helped?
- Read 2 Ki. 19.14-19:
- What stands out to you about Hezekiah's prayer?
- Who, according to Hezekiah, has Sennacherib insulted?
- Where/when are we tempted not to trust God and His Word?
- In what else are we tempted to put our trust?
- How can we develop a deeper trust in God's Word? What can we do when we need help trusting God's Word?