Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “There will be peace and security in my days.”
Today is a reflection day
Isaiah 39 tells of how King Hezekiah, recently healed of illness and promised fifteen more years of life by the Lord, hosts envoys from Babylon. The prophet Isaiah confronts him and discovers that Hezekiah has been showing them the treasure house and all the nation’s treasures. The Babylonians are actually casing the joint, and Hezekiah has acted very foolishly. Isaiah tells the king that the Babylonians will be back, steal everything, and enslave even Hezekiah’s own offspring. It is with amazement that we read the king’s response:
Wow. The guy is actually happy to have participated in the destruction of the city and his family because it won’t happen until he’s dead? Yup.
Now – before we jump on what a selfish idiot Hezekiah is, here’s a challenging question: How concerned are we about the young people in our land, our community and perhaps even our own family who do not know Jesus? How committed are we to minister to young people in our own church? If they do not accept Christ, all of them will face a horrific eternity… after we are gone. Makes you think.
in Him, Mike