A Prophecy of Desolation

After Hezekiah recovered from what should have been a fatal disease, the king of Babylon sent letters and a present to Hezekiah. That pleased him enough that he showed the messengers from Babylon all the riches and treasures of Jerusalem, but the Lord had this to say about that, “Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, ‘Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: “Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and what your fathers have accumulated until this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,” says the LORD'” (Isaiah 39:5-6).
Hezekiah pleased God, but later generations would displease Him and so He would send the Babylonians to take everything that Hezekiah had shown the Babylonians.
The nation of Judah refused to repent of sin, especially of idolatry and so the Lord left Judah to her idols that could not defend the riches and treasures of Jerusalem, showing the nation the mistake they had made to turn from the living God to dead gods.
May we never turn away from our living God and His blessed Son Jesus Christ.

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