Good king, bad decision

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 30:1-17, 31:1 (day five)  “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help” (vs 31:1)  Hezekiah was a good king.  Very good compared to some.  The Bible reports with respect the instances of his faith, prayer and courage.  (read 2 Kings 19 as an example)  Most scholars believe, however, that Hezekiah supported the alliance with Egypt as a protection from Assyria.  It would have devastating results for his nation.  Can a good man make a bad decision?  Yes.  Nothing in our faith teaches us to become careless or over-confident.  “Let him who thinks he stand, take heed lest he fall”  (1 Corinthians 10:12)  Wise carpenters use to say “measure twice, cut once”.  Followers of Christ say “pray twice, decide once”.  May the Lord give us a healthy humility as we seek to stay in step with the Spirit.  “We should say, ‘If the Lord wills. . .we shall do this or that’ ” (James 4:15)  Careful, friends!  Even good men can make mistakes.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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