Well in episode 430, Rabshakeh the loudmouth sent by King Sennacherib had made some serious threats against King Hezekiah and the people, and he had slandered God. In today’s chapter 19, we see that when Hezekiah heard about what Rabshakeh said, he was distraught and went to the temple. And he sent messengers to the prophet Isaiah to go the the Lord in their behalf. God told Isaiah to tell them not to worry, that Sennacherib would not enter their city, and he would die by the sword in his own land.
And God’s message to Sennacherib through Isaiah is interesting. God said, “I’ve heard what you have said, your boasting about your triumphs. Don’t you know that I planned all of this? It is because of me that you have done these things. I know everything about you. In your anger and pride you have spoken against me, and now I am putting and end to it.”
And that night 185,000 of Sennacherib’s army was killed by an angel of the Lord, and he hightailed it back home, where he was killed while worshipping in the temple of the god Nisroch.
It was true then, and it is true now. God is patient, but there is a point where He says, “Enough is enough.”