King Hezekiah and Jerusalem's Finest Hour

希西家王和耶路撒冷最美好的時刻

 

 

Speaker: Dr. Gary Tuck

Verse: Isaiah 37:10-20

10 「你們對猶大王希西家如此說:『不要聽你所倚靠的 神欺哄你說:耶路撒冷必不交在亞述王的手中。 11 你總聽說亞述諸王向列國所行的乃是盡行滅絕,難道你還能得救嗎? 12 我列祖所毀滅的,就是歌散、哈蘭、利色,和屬提拉撒的伊甸人;這些國的神何曾拯救這些國呢? 13 哈馬的王,亞珥拔的王,西法瓦音城的王,希拿和以瓦的王,都在哪裏呢?』」 14 希西家從使者手裏接過書信來,看完了,就上耶和華的殿,將書信在耶和華面前展開。 15 希西家向耶和華禱告說: 16 「坐在二基路伯上萬軍之耶和華以色列的 神啊,你惟有你是天下萬國的 神,你曾創造天地。 17 耶和華啊,求你側耳而聽;耶和華啊,求你睜眼而看,要聽西拿基立的一切話,他是打發使者來辱罵永生 神的。 18 耶和華啊,亞述諸王果然使列國和列國之地變為荒涼, 19 將列國的神像都扔在火裏;因為他本不是神,乃是人手所造的,是木頭、石頭的,所以滅絕他。 20 耶和華我們的 神啊,現在求你救我們脫離亞述王的手,使天下萬國都知道惟有你是耶和華。」

 

Hymnary: H75 “What a Wonderful Saviour”; SH140 “I Will Enter His Gate with Thanksgiving”;  SH255 “For I'm Building a People of Power”; H658 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”; SH254 “We Are Your People”

 

 

Isaiah 37:10-20

10 “Thus you shall speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, “Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.” 11 Look! You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by utterly destroying them; and shall you be delivered? 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered those whom my fathers have destroyed, Gozan and Haran and Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? 13 Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?’”

14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. 15 Then Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, saying: 16 “O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 17 Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God. 18 Truly, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations and their lands, 19 and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but the work of men’s hands—wood and stone. Therefore they destroyed them. 20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord, You alone.”