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2/7 Isaiah 39:1-2
Soon after this, Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent Hezekiah his best wishes and a gift. He had heard that Hezekiah had been very sick and that he had recovered. 2 Hezekiah welcomed the Babylonian envoys and showed them everything in his treasure-houses — the silver, the gold, the spices, and the aromatic oils. He also took them to see his armory and showed them all his other treasures — everything! There was nothing in his palace or kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.
Common sense would dictate that Hezekiah would be careful in dealing with the Babylonians. The Babylonians’ first hand knowledge of Hezekiah’s treasures would be grounds for raiding and destroying Judah. Something happened to Hezekiah. He took a miracle as something He had earned and let His humility disappear.

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is currently a Bible Teacher and occasional preacher at Bethel Community Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after completing 38 years as their Business Administrator. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. He ministers today as Co-pastor of the Bethel Community Baptist Church and seeks to share the Gospel with everyone. Jesus is Lord!