Isaiah 39 esv – At that time Merodachbaladan

Isaiah 39 meaning/summary, moral lessons, multiple translations and prayer points.

Isaiah 39 Summary

King Hezekiah, King of Judah was very sick, almost at the point of death, and was recovered from his illness. Now, the king of Babylon sent letters and presents to Hezekiah because he heard Hezekiah had recovered from his illness. 

Hezekiah was very glad that they had come from that distance with presents and gifts to him.

And the bible said he showed them everything he had, there was nothing in his house that he didn’t show them.

God sent a prophet to ask him what he had shown them, and he gladly answered that he showed them everything. 

He said there’s nothing among my  treasures that I have not shown them, and the prophet Isaiah said, a time will come when everything you have showed them will be taken to Babylon. Your sons and daughters will be taken as captives to Babylon. 

Now something really strange happened. King Hezekiah was not remorseful at all. He didn’t care that everything he had and including his children would be taken to Babylon, he said good is the word of God. 

As long as he had peace in his time, he was okay. He wasn’t bothered that he’s sons and daughters would be taken too.

Perhaps, if King Hezekiah had felt remorseful and had apologized for his actions God would have spared him.

What you do when you’re very happy matters. Sometimes, out of excitement we say words or make promises that we wouldn’t have made ordinarily. Also when you are angry, you must watch your words.

Out of excitement he showed strangers everything he had and they were taken away.

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We sometimes give people too muchinformation about ourselves, which often leads to so many troubles. I have learnt the hard way that it’s good to reserve certain things, it doesn’t matter how close you are with a person. 

Too much information attracts unnecessary battles that could be avoided if we’re able to keep our mouths shut, just like Hezekiah brought in battle upon himself by letting the Babylonians saw everything he had.

Isaiah 39 KJV

Isaiah 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.

Isaiah 39:2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed 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 shewed them not.

Isaiah 39:3 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.

Isaiah 39:4 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 shewed them.

Isaiah 39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:

Isaiah 39:6 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.

Isaiah 39:7 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.

Isaiah 39:8 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.

Moral lessons From Isaiah 39

  1. Be reserved in your words. It doesn’t matter w close you are with the person, because too much information attracts unnecessary battles.
  2. God is our father, never think you can’t approach him, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done or said, as long as you’ve realized your mistake go to Him in prayer, He will forgive and pardon you.
  3. Don’t cover your wrongs so they don’t lead to a greater battle later, be quick confess them so you don’t incur the wroth of God.

Prayer Points From Isaiah 39

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for your mercy and love you’ve shown me and my family. Dear Lord, I ask that you will help me to be wise enough to know what to say per-time, guard me, and help me to bridle my tongue. 

Help me to be very careful when I’m very happy and even when I’m sad, guard my heart, and help me to speak life always, in Jesus name, Amen.

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