Gems 2015 — October 8 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 37-39

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 8 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 37-39

Food for Thought: Is. 39:1-8

Hezekiah’s self-centeredness caused great hardship for future generations. Influenced by an act of kindness by the pagan king of Babylon, Hezekiah dropped his guard and imprudently showed off all “his” wealth to the Babylonians and, apparently, taking credit for it, he put everything and everyone at risk. He spent all that time revealing the grandeur and wealth of the kingdom, with not even a mention of his recent divine healing and provision of God. Even worse, when Isaiah told him the consequences of his actions and how they would effect his descendants and all the kingdom, his only comment, a very revealing one, was, “’The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good!’ For he said, ‘At least there will be peace and truth in my days.’” Completely contrary to the Proverb…

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