1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The
prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the LORD
says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not
recover.”2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,
3 “Remember, LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with
wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes. ” And
Hezekiah wept bitterly.4 Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: 5
“Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your father
David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen
years to your life. 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand
of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
1.King Hezekiah is struggling with a fatal illness. The heartbroken
king begged God for added years of life. He appeals to God on
the basis of his faithfulness and obedience (v3). God answered his
prayer and promised Hezekiah 15 added years.
2.From a glance reading of Hezekiah’s prayer, it seems very selfserving,
but God still spared his life. Why do you think God let Hezekiah
live an additional fifteen years? How should this example
affect the way you pray?
Prayer & Journaling: Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse
with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down
any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.