When asked “Who are you?”, what will you show the neighbors, friends, business cohorts and Kids?
Isa 39:1 At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah; for he had heard that he had been sick, and had recovered.
Isa 39:2 And Hezekiah rejoiced over them, and let them see the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not let them see.
Isa 39:3 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say? And where did they come from to you?” And Hezekiah said, “They have come from a far country to me, from Babylon”.
Isa 39:4 Then he said, “What have they seen in your house”? And Hezekiah answered, “All that is in my house they have seen; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not let them see”.
Isa 39:5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the Word of Jehovah of Hosts.
Isa 39:6 Behold, the days come when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says Jehovah.
Isa 39:7 and of your sons which shall issue from you, which you shall bring out, they shall take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon”.
Isa 39:8 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “Good is the Word of Jehovah which you have spoken”. And he said,” For there shall be peace and truth in my days”.
This story is rich with lessons and observations. Let me only note a few of the questions and observations. Some are
- Hezekiah had seen at least 2 major miracles from God, but Hezekiah didn’t mention them.
- Notice the Babylonian King was interested in Hezekiah’s healing but from this writing, we do not see Hezekiah even mentioning it.
- Why didn’t he show them the Temple and the Torah and/or the letter from Sennacherib king of Assyria?
- I wonder what Hezekiah meant by “peace and truth in my days”? I may see momentary peace but truth. Sounds like our politicians today. Many Pinocchio’s to Hezekiah.
- We use to have a saying as a kid for Hezekiah’s attitude…..”Get all you can, can all you get and poison all the rest”.
- Has God/Jesus intersected your life in anyway worth remembering or mentioning to the family/kids?
- Do you and your family celebrate Gods work in your life?
- When I was young I sported a Rolex, drove a fancy car, had a new and fancy house, had a beautiful young wife, and a big job…What did that say about who I was or was it what I wanted people to think who I was?
- Stop and think now and get your thinking aligned with your reality.
When ask “who are you” what do you show with your mouth and life to your neighbors, friends, business cohorts and Kids?
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