You probably think that I spelled “big” incorrectly in the title, but pronounce it the way I have spelled it, and then read Isaiah 10 and you will see that the king of Assyria made a huge mistake.
God used Assyria to punish His people, but Assyria and her king went too far in what they thought of themselves,
“For he says, ‘Are not my princes altogether kings? Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus? As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?’” (Isaiah 10:8-11 NKJV).
The king of Assyrian thought to himself that Jerusalem was just like all the other cities, that the God of Jerusalem would fall.
While Jerusalem certainly had her problems with idolatry, ultimately it was the city of God, and when the Assyrian king thought Jerusalem’s God was like the other gods, he made a beeg mistake!