Translate

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We Should Glory In GOD And HIS Grace





Isaiah 39:1-8 NIV








Envoys From Babylon







1At that time Marduk-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent Hezekiah letters and a gift, because he had heard of his illness and recovery. 2Hezekiah received the envoys gladly and showed them what was in his storehouses—the silver, the gold, the spices, the fine olive oil—his entire armory and everything found among his treasures. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.






3Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah and asked, “What did those men say, and where did they come from?”


“From a distant land,” Hezekiah replied. “They came to me from Babylon.”


4The prophet asked, “What did they see in your palace?”


“They saw everything in my palace,” Hezekiah said. “There is nothing among my treasures that I did not show them.”


5Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, 


“Hear The WORD of The LORD ALMIGHTY: 



6The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, Says The LORD.



7And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”






8 “The WORD of The LORD you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah replied. For he thought, “There will be peace and security in my lifetime.”















The story of this chapter likewise we had before, 2 Ki. 20:12 , etc. It is here repeated, not only as a very memorable and improvable passage, but because it concludes with a prophecy of the captivity in Babylon; and as the former part of the prophecy of this book frequently referred to Sennacherib’s invasion and the defeat of that, to which therefore the history of that was very fitly subjoined, so the latter part of this book speaks much of the Jews’ captivity in Babylon and their deliverance out of that, to which therefore the first prediction of it, with the occasion thereof, is very fitly prefixed. 


We have here, 


I. The pride and folly of Hezekiah, in showing his treasures to the king of Babylon’s ambassadors that were sent to congratulate him on his recovery (v. 1v. 2). 

II. Isaiah’s examination of him concerning it, in GOD'S Name, and his confession of it (v. 3v. 4). 

III. The sentence passed upon him for it, that all his treasures should, in process of time, be carried to Babylon (v. 5-7). 

IV. Hezekiah’s penitent and patient submission to this sentence (v. 8).






No comments:

Post a Comment