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Are You Concerned Enough About Tomorrow?

Isaiah 39:1-8

Memory Verse:
“So Hezekiah said to Isaiah, ‘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’”(Isaiah 39:8).

King Hezekiah was a great ruler who did what was good, right and true before the Lord his God. Also, in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered (2 Chronicles
31:20&21). This is a good summary of his reign. Hezekiah was also a man of prayer. He called on God in several recorded instances and every time, his request was granted. Even in a situation where some of his citizens did not cleanse themselves properly as was required before
partaking of the Passover, he was able to get God’s pardon and healing for them (2 Chronicles 30:17-20).
Why then did Hezekiah react to Isaiah’s message from God the way he did? Rather than ask God for forgiveness and plead for future generations, he selfishly replied that, “At least there will be peace and truth in my days.” This reaction was different from what he did when he was told to put his house in order because he was going to die and not recover. His response reminds one of Eli, the priest’s response of “It is the Lord. Let Him do what seems good to Him” to little Samuel (1 Samuel 3:18). Whatever his reason, Hezekiah did not show enough concern about the future of his country and descendants. Are you building and praying for a good future for your posterity? Are you, like David, preparing the ground for them to serve the Lord?

Prayer Points:
1. Lord, deal mercifully with my children after me.
2. Father, help me to train my children well, so they can walk in Your ways.

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