Then Isaiah the prophet visited the king and said to him, “What have you done? What did these men say and where did they come from?” Hezekiah replied, “They are envoys from distant Babylon.”
Then Isaiah asked, “What did they see in your palace?” “They have seen everything in my palace,” responded Hezekiah. “I showed them everything in my royal treasuries.” Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Here is what Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies, has to say to you: ‘The days are coming when all the treasures in your palace and all the wealth that your ancestors have stored up until this day will be carried off to Babylon; absolutely nothing will be left,’ says the Lord. ’Some of your own sons who come after you will be deported, be castrated, and become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.’Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word Yahweh has spoken through you is good and right.” For he thought, “At least for me, there will be peace and security in my lifetime.” (Isaiah 39:2-8)
The emphasis on this week’s post is the last part of the scripture. Hezekiah thought to himself that there will be peace in his own time, so whatever happened after he has left the face of the earth to the incoming generation did not matter to him. This really is a selfish heart, we must understand that the reason why this word from the Lord came as regards the intended doom of God’s people was because King Hezekiah opened up his everything to the Babylon, why because they showed him kind gestures by coming to see him when they found he was ill.
In his excitement and being pleased, he opened up priceless treasures to the enemy. All of a sudden, he was saying it didn’t matter as long as it didn’t happen in his lifetime.
Friends! we have not been called to live for ourselves and that’s why we can not just do anything, there is a demand of heaven upon us to the things that pleases the Father because it is beyond us, it is about countless generations to come.
Just as One man’s disobedience opened the door for all humanity to become sinners. So also one man’s obedience opened the door for many to be made perfectly right with God and acceptable to him. Romans 5:19. It simply tells us that what we do can has a huge impact on the unborn generation.
Let it be that the unborn generation remembers us and calls us blessed. This is what it is to be a joy of many generations. As many more generations come, let it be that they will feel so blessed to be part of a rich and Godly heritage.
The Lord help us all in JESUS name. Amen
We invite you to journey with the Lord Jesus as you ask Him to take rest in your heart by saying this prayer;
Dearest Jesus I thank you for your death, burial and resurrection, you did all of this for me. I know I have lived my life without you in it but today I surrender all to you, forgive my sins and take over my life. Thank You for Your LOVE towards me Jesus. In Jesus name. Welcome to God’s family!