Friday: July 17, 2020
Reference text: Isaiah 38:1-8
Isaiah 38:1,2 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. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
Hezekiah as a King knew the word of God and was exposed to the works of God. He was the same king who run to the temple to present a letter which questioned God’s ability to deliver Israel when the Assyrians marched against them. He therefore clearly had respect for the things of God, including the office of prophet which Isaiah occupied. Hence we will be right to say he had no reason to doubt the words that had been communicated to him.
Nonetheless, since Hezekiah did not doubt the message which had been transmitted to him, he would have been expected to act according to this word and began putting his house in order the Lord suggested. However, as much as he believed them to be true, he was not ready to accept its content without going back to the originator to plead his case. Thus, he took up this matter with God.
In scripture, King Hezekiah is among the few individuals who always run to God with any message they received. Until he subjected every message to a higher intellectual and spiritual authority [God in this sense], he remained unsatisfied with what he had heard. My dear, ‘Just because something is spiritual, doesn’t mean it is accurate or absolute’- because there are many situations where we need to present messages to a source of deeper knowledge.
Therefore, until we present any such delicate matters to God for his Spirit to illuminate the eyes of our understanding, let us be careful what we absorb into our spirit absolutely. Who would have thought that a man could renogotiate his imminent death? Yet, Hezekiah gained fifteen more years because He made a case before God. So sweetheart, do not let what you hear keep you away from experiencing more than what you could. Don’t forget to always make room for illumination else you might end up accepting what can be altered.