And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof. And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.Isaiah 37:30-32
God responds through Isaiah by giving Hezekiah a sign. He tells him that he would not be able to do agriculture for two years. In the first year they will eat what is growing wild and it will be enough to sustain them. In the second year they will only eat what came as a result of the first years growth. In the third year he was told he’d be able to plant, grow and harvest and eat.
He was also told that the remnant of Judah will take root. They will be sustained in the land. Senacharib would not be able to destroy the children of Israel. Why? Because God is on their side. “The zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.”
Here are a few points of application:
- God does often respond to our prayers when we pray according to His will.
- God made it clear that he will protect his people.
- God can be trusted.
How has God proven He can be trusted in your life?