2013-04-15 - What Would Isaiah Say?
The time will surely come, when everything in your palace, and all that your fathers have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the LORD. (Isaiah 39:6)
What is up with Hezekiah? When Hezekiah was told he would not recover from a sickness, Hezekiah didn't agree to it. He fought for his life before God. He cried, and asked God to remember how faithful and obedient he's been. It worked. Hezekiah did not die as foretold, and got 15 extra years added to his life. Hezekiah praised God for hearing him, and said he would continue praising the Lord. What happened to that boldness and determination when he was confronted with another devastation? Is this the same man who did not accept his death sentence?
When Hezekiah was told all his Earthly possessions would be taken by the Babylonians, and some of his sons would be slaves in the Babylonian palace, he responds by stating that whatever the Lord says is good to him. If he isn't concerned about material possessions, what about the fate of his sons? Does he think God won't help him this time? What made Hezekiah settle - and not fight for what is right?
Lord, I am in a dilemma, and I don't know what to do. Please straighten out the situation for the best. It is in Your hands, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.