Monday, March 23, 2009

Stay Spiritually Alert, Isaiah 36-38

After reading the background passage (Isaiah 36-38, see also II Kings 18-20) for this week’s lesson, I checked out a few lesson commentaries to see if there was consensus on Lifeway’s application: “Stay Spiritually Alert.”

Mark Rathel and Leroy Fenton agreed, but Lucien Coleman did not focus on Hezekiah being prideful after his healing. He suggests instead that Hezekiah was demonstrating his wherewithal to offer support against the Assyrians.

What does it mean to be spiritually alert? Jesus was alert when Peter said, “Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.” (Matthew 16:21-23). Jesus recognized Peter’s words as an attack from Satan.

Can you cite another example from Scripture of spiritual alertness?

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