In this chapter, God is prophesying punishment for Assyria, and He is calling out the arrogant heart of the king. Today’s verse describes the relationship of the king of Assyria and God, equating Assyria as being a tool in God’s hands.
The arrogance and pride of the king blinded him to the source of his blessings. As Christians, we know who the source of our blessings is, but sometimes pride can creep slowly into our hearts, causing us to put more stock in our abilities rather than on Him who bestowed those abilities on us in the first place. God has given us everything that we need to sustain our physical existence here on earth, and we should be grateful in every aspect so that we do not lose sight of the Sustainer. God is in the big things like our paycheck, our abilities, and our talents, as well as the little things like laundry detergent and toothpaste. Lord, give us hearts of thankfulness filled with appreciation for all of your provision in our daily lives, and may we cultivate an attitude of constant thankfulness that will grow our awareness of our absolute dependence on you.