Yesterday we heard about Hezekiah, King of Israel's reforms and his faithfulness to God. We also heard that he rebelled against Assyria, the Kingdom that had conquered Israel and made Judah a vassal state. Today we find out the King of Assyria's response. It's an interesting passage that gives us an insight into ancient diplomacy and the interaction between rulers and subjects. It's also interesting that the Assyrian leaders know about Hezekiah's reforms and say that God sent the King to destroy Jerusalem. God's role in political events is often hard to discern, but that doesn't keep politicians from claiming God is on their side. As people of faith we are called to look for God's will and to support that will in our lives, both as individuals, church members and voters.