People From a Far Country

The king of Babylon heard that Hezekiah had been deathly ill, but that he had recovered. Therefore, the king of Babylon sent letters and a present to Hezekiah. He received the messengers of Babylon and then showed them all the treasures of Judah and Jerusalem. When Isaiah heard about it, this happened, “Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah, and said to him, ‘What did these men say, and from where did they come to you?’ So Hezekiah said, ‘They came to me from a far country, from Babylon.’ And he said, ‘What have they seen in your house?’ So Hezekiah answered, ‘They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shown them'” (Isaiah 39:3-4).
Isaiah then revealed that soon Babylon would conquer Judah and take away all the treasures that Hezekiah had shown to the Babylonian messengers.
We may believe that the abundance of things we have make us secure, or that they make us somebody. However, Judah had sinned against God, turning to idolatry. As punishment, He removed all their treasures.
The same can happen to us. We should ever guard our relationship with God because no one can take us away from Him or Him away from us.

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