As followers of Jesus, we have been given the gift of life. The problem is that we must still walk through the valley of the shadow of death in order to experience the eternal life that God has promised us. The more we live for the glory of the kingdom, the better prepared we will be when that time comes. If we trust Christ now with our lives, and we will discover that it will be easier to trust Him in our death. Hezekiah’s life was prolonged on earth as a testimony to God’s ability to extend our lives into eternity. We must simply believe.


How is sickness a part of the curse of the entire human race in Adam? What are your thoughts about Hezekiah’s reaction to the news of his imminent death? Do you think is wrong for Hezekiah to bring up his piety? Do you think Hezekiah had a right to weep bitterly? Is it possible for us to even know what a right or wrong reaction is without having experienced this kind of devastating news for ourselves? What does the apparent change in God’s plans for Hezekiah tell you about prayer and God’s sovereignty? Take a moment to thank God for the days He has given you. Have you made the most of them? If not, what things in your life can change so that they reflect a desire to live for the glory of God in the days that remain?