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    Hezekiah was a good king. He had fallen sick and God sent Isaiah to tell him to get his house in order that he was going to die. Hezekiah prayed to God and God sent Isaiah to tell him that he had an extra 15 years.

    The King of Babylon heard that Hezekiah had been sick and recovered, so he sent letters and a present. Hezekiah, grateful for the present invited the king of Babylon into his home and showed him everything. All of his treasures, his armies, everything of value were shown to the King of Babylon. Why did Hezekiah do this? Did the king of Babylon ask to see these things? Was Hezekiah just showing off for the king? Did Hezekiah even consider that Babylon was the arch enemy?

    Isaiah then comes Hezekiah and tells him that everything that he has shown the king of Babylon will be taken into Babylonian captivity. It is not wrong to have nice things, but sometimes we need to have more humility and less pride in those things? Do we buy nice things to show off, or because we actually want and use them?

    Isaiah 39
    [39:1] At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered. [2] And Hezekiah was glad of them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not. [3] Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon. [4] Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them. [5] Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: [6] Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. [7] And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. [8] Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.