Friday: 20th July, 2018
Reference text: Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22
Isaiah 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.
Few lawyers will be eager to enter an argument for their client on the basis of a lack of evidence because in an unbiased court of law, judgment is rendered not on the basis of a judge’s intuition or feelings- but on the grounds of evidence, whether circumstantial or definitive.
In King Hezekiah, we see a man who offered prayer to God, exuding a high level of confidence in his prayer was because He knew he had lived right. He knew he could make his case before God because there was evidence to corroborate his words. My dear, all men do approach God and all are invited to do so, but nothing compares to the confidence of one who knows what God requires of them and is aware of how they have lived their own lives, because that takes boldness to a whole new level.
When King Hezekiah received the news of his imminent death, he turned his face to the wall, doned the cloak of a lawyer and approached the bench of God with his arguments. His strongest case: ‘ Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight.’ There was a flood of tears to go with these words, but in the order of God’s response; “I have heard your prayer” preceded ‘I have seen your tears’.
God admitted the evidence Hezekiah presented and overruled his own initial decision. Beloved, you have to keep track of your life because even though God knows all about your going and coming, when you are aware, it could become crucial evidence in making your case to Him. So don’t be afraid to put on the robe of a lawyer sometimes with God because, he invites us ‘to come and reason together with him’
Remember # When you approach God, don’t be afraid to argue your case.