Written Life – 138

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If we only knew…
we should have thanked you, when you said No.

– nersonangelo

This was inspired while reading the book “What are you Afraid of by “Dr. David Jeremiah;

The part of the book was telling the story of Hezekiah king of Judah, when the Lord God told him that He’s going to be ending his life very soon. Hezekiah was a very good king walking uprightly in the ways of God. Upon hearing the news he became very sad and really pleaded with God humbly recounting his faithfulness to God his entire lifetime. So God responded; “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will ad to your days fifteen years.”(Isaiah 38:4-5)

“After this, during his extended time, the book says “As the heat died down on his problems, so did his passion for God. Rather than living humbly before his Lord, his heart began to swell with pride.
and he became obsessed with wealth, looking not to God but to goods. Hezekiah’s pride in his wealth led him to make the political mistake of showing off his treasury to envoys from Babylon, the empire who would later defeat and enslave his nation.

Our problem is that our perspective doesn’t extend much further than our noses, while God’s perspective is infinite.Instead of quickly pleading for deliverance, we might more wisely ask God about the purpose of our suffering.”

He would have died a good man

image: Sorbyphoto/Pixabay Public Domain (Thanx!!) Link

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