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Prayer

Prayer
Good morning my beloved in Christ Jesus. Have a blessed day in the Lord. Remember those on Thanksgiving Day that do not have. If you can give something to help feed them, please do. God will truly bless you when you give from your heart not grudgingly. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

November 27
When Hezekiah Gave Away the Farm2 Kings 18:13–19:37
After the announcement that Hezekiah “did right in the eyes of Yahweh,” the next description comes as a surprise: “At that time, Hezekiah cut off the doors of the temple of Yahweh and the doorposts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and he gave them to the king of Assyria” (2 Kgs 18:3, 16).
For a moment Hezekiah was a strong king over Israel—he abolished idolatry and refused to obey the king of Assyria (2 Kgs 18:4, 7). As 2 Kings 18:6 describes, “He held on to Yahweh; he did not depart from following him, and he kept his commands that Yahweh had commanded Moses.” But Hezekiah did not possess fortitude (see 2 Kgs 18:13–18). In an attempt to gain peace, he gave away not only treasures, but even pieces of Yahweh’s temple itself (2 Kgs 18:15–16).
We’ve all been in situations where it’s tempting to do anything for peace. Perhaps we've even compromised our ethics or values in these moments. But no matter the situatio…