Everybody hates a show-off! Isaiah 39 “

Everybody hates a show-off!

Isaiah 39

“As soon as enough people give you enough compliments and you’re wielding more power than you’ve ever had in your life, it’s not that you become … arrogant … or become rude to people, but you get a false sense of your own importance and what you’ve accomplished. You actually think you’ve altered the course of history.”
—Actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Isaiah had already warned Hezekiah of who Babylon were and the effect that the nation would have on his if he got too close or became dependent on them in anyway. So what did Hezekiah do when an envoy from Babylon came to him? He began to show off all he had gained and accomplished. Isaiah steps in and tells Hezekiah that because of this then Babylon would soon come and strip him of all he had been proud of.

We often think suffering is the worst enemy for the Christian, it isn’t at all? We are often so very close to God in times of difficulty. We run to Him and He is our helper. The worst enemy comes when we have something to show. When we am full. When He has blessed us. When we have a testimony. When we are healed. When we are provided for. Where there are people who want to marvel in what has been achieved, what we own or who we have become.
We show off.
Look at me. See what I have and who I am.
We need to be reminded we are not that important. If God took everything away from us then that would certainly help. Maybe He might. Let’s stay in humility let’s stay dependent on our God.

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