Scriptural Meditation- Isaiah 39:8

Hizkiyahu said to Yesha‘yahu, “The word of HaShem which you have just told me is good”; because he thought, “At least peace and truth will continue during my lifetime.”


This is an odd incident. I don’t understand what is going on. The text doesn’t carry context, so I can’t recall what kind of king Hezekiah was. He was saved out of mercy, but what sins did he commit? Did his lack of care lead Israel into sin and make them ripe for captivity? Is it enough to be concerned with only one’s lifetime? Does the Almighty demand that believers work for a lasting dynasty of people who will love and serve Him?

Published by MJ Muñoz

Husband. Father. Believer. Writer.

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