February 21, 2016

Isaiah 39:1-8

Do you like to show off sometimes? Maybe you don’t show off possessions, but do you enjoy telling others about all the great things you’ve done? Hezekiah showed “everything he owned” to the Babylonians, who would become the next evil empire to rise up against God’s people. Be careful who you open your doors to. Also, be careful to give God the glory when you do let others see or hear how you’ve been blessed! This is so contrary to American society today. In the age of selfies and social media, we like to show off. Go back and re-read Isaiah 8:11—God calls us to not think and act like everyone else!