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ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT. PROPHET - DATE JONAH(825-785BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA(785-725BC)? MICAH(785-710BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH(701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)?

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Presentation on theme: "ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT. PROPHET - DATE JONAH(825-785BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA(785-725BC)? MICAH(785-710BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH(701-681BC)? NAHUM (700BC)?"— Presentation transcript:

1 ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT

2 PROPHET - DATE JONAH( BC)? JOEL(800BC)? HOSEA( BC)? MICAH( BC)? AMOS(784BC)? ISAIAH( BC)? NAHUM (700BC)? ZEPHANIAH(630BC)? JEREMIAH( BC)? DANIEL ( BC)? HABAKKUK(598BC)? EZEKIEL( BC)? OBADIAH( BC)? EZRA ( BC)? HAGGAI( BC)? ZECHARIAH( BC)? NEHEMIAH ( BC)? MALACHI( BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER ( BC)? HEZEKIAH (JUDAH) ( BC)? SHALMANESER ( BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB ( BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? ZEDEKIAH (JUDAH) ( BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR( BC)? CYRUS ( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS ( BC)?

3 OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT HEZEKIAH'S SICKNESS & RECOVERYV. 1-9 HEZEKIAH’S LIFE IS RESTORED AND HE IS GRATEFULV

4 READ:ISAIAH 38:1-3 HEZEKIAH'S LIFE EXTENDED (2 KINGS 20: CHRONICLES 32:24-26) 1In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

5 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 HEZEKIAH'S LIFE EXTENDED (2 KINGS 20: CHRONICLES 32:24-26) 1In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. WHY DID ISAIAH COME TO HEZEKIAH? WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE FROM THE LORD? HOW DID HEZEKIAH RESPOND TO THIS?

6 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 1In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" WHY DID ISAIAH COME TO HEZEKIAH? READ:2 KINGS 20:1 1In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.'" NKJV WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S ILLNESS? HE WAS COVERED WITH BOILS READ:ISAIAH 38:21 21Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a lump of figs, and apply it as a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover."

7 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 1In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE FROM THE LORD? WHY WAS HEZEKIAH GOING TO DIE? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ABIMELECH? READ:GENESIS 20:3 3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, "Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man's wife." NKJV

8 WHY DID ELISHA GO TO SEE BEN-HADAD? READ:2 KINGS 8:7-12 7Then Elisha went to Damascus, and Ben-Hadad king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, "The man of God has come here.“ 8And the king said to Hazael, "Take a present in your hand, and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, 'Shall I recover from this disease?'“ 9So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel-loads; and he came and stood before him, and said, "Your son Ben-Hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, 'Shall I recover from this disease?'" 10And Elisha said to him, "Go, say to him, 'You shall certainly recover.' However the LORD has shown me that he will really die.“ 11Then he set his countenance in a stare until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept. 12And Hazael said, "Why is my lord weeping?“ He answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel: Their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword; and you will dash their children, and rip open their women with child." NKJV

9 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 1In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" WHY WAS HEZEKIAH GOING TO DIE? DID HEZEKIAH DO ANY WRONG? READ:2 KINGS 18: And in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 14Then Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, "I have done wrong; turn away from me; whatever you impose on me I will pay." And the king of Assyria assessed Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15So Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king's house.NKJV

10 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. HOW DID HEZEKIAH RESPOND TO THIS? WHAT KING OF PERSON WAS HEZEKIAH? DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? HE DID WHAT WAS RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD READ:2 KINGS 18:1-3 1Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea the son of Elah, king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. 2He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. 3And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father David had done.

11 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THESE PEOPLE? ‘THEY WALKED WITH GOD’ READ:GENESIS 5:24 24And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. NKJV READ:GENESIS 6:9 9This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

12 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ABRAM? ‘WALK BEFORE ME AND BE BLAMELESS’ READ:GENESIS 17:1 1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.NKJV

13 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO SOLOMON? ‘WALK BEFORE ME AS YOUR FATHER DAVID WALKED’ READ:1 KINGS 9:4-5 4Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, 5then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, 'You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.‘NKJV ‘THEY HAVE NOT WALKED IN MY WAYS’ READ:1 KINGS 11:33 33Because they have forsaken Me, and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the people of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways to do what is right in My eyes and keep My statutes and My judgments, as did his father David.NKJV

14 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? HOW DOES ONE WALK WITH THE LORD? ‘DO WHAT IS RIGHT & GOOD’ READ:DEUTERONOMY 6:18 18And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the LORD swore to your fathers, ‘FEAR THE LORD & SERVE HIM’ READ:DEUTERONOMY 10:20 20You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name.NKJV

15 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? HOW DOES ONE WALK WITH THE LORD? ‘LET YOUR HEART BE LOYAL TO THE LORD’ ‘WALK IN HIS STATUTES’ READ:1 KINGS 8:61 61Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day." WHAT DID DAVID ASK THE LORD? ‘GIVE MY SON SOLOMON A LOYAL HEART’ READ:1 CHRONICLES 29:19 19And give my son Solomon a loyal heart to keep Your commandments and Your testimonies and Your statutes, to do all these things, and to build the temple for which I have made provision.“NKJV

16 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? HOW DID DAVID WALK BEFORE THE LORD? ‘I HAVE WALKED IN MY INTEGRITY’ ‘I HAVE WALKED IN YOUR TRUTH’ READ:PSALMS 26:1-3 1Vindicate me, O LORD, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip. 2Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. 3For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. NKJV

17 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. DID HEZEKIAH WALK WITH THE LORD? HOW DID DANIEL MAINTAIN HIS INTEGRITY? ‘HE PRAYED TO THE LORD DAILY’ READ:DANIEL 6:10 10Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.

18 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:1-3 2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, 3and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. READ:2 KINGS 20:2-3 2Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying, 3"Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. NKJV HOW DID HEZEKIAH RESPOND TO THIS? ‘I HAVE WALKED BEFORE YOU IN TRUTH AND WITH A LOYAL HEART’ ‘I HAVE DONE WHAT IS GOOD IN YOUR SIGHT’

19 READ:ISAIAH 38:4-6 4And the word of the LORD came to Isaiah, saying, 5"Go and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years. 6I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city."‘

20 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:4-6 4And the word of the LORD came to Isaiah, saying, 5"Go and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years. 6I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city."‘ READ:2 KINGS 20:4-6 4And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5"Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. 6And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David."'“ WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH?

21 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:4-6 READ:2 KINGS 20:4-5 4And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5"Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. WHEN DID GOD RESPOND TO HEZEKIAH’S PRAYER? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH? ‘SURELY I WILL HEAL YOU’ HOW SOON DOES THE LORD RESPOND TO PRAYER? ‘BEFORE YOU CALL, I WILL ANSWER’ READ:ISAIAH 65:24 24"It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear. NKJV

22 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:4-6 HOW SOON DID THE LORD RESPOND TO DANIEL’S PRAYER? ‘WHILE I WAS SPEAKING IN PRAYER’ READ:DANIEL 9: Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. WHY DID THE LORD RESPOND SO QUICKLY? ‘YOU ARE GREATLY BELOVED’ READ:DANIEL 9: And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: NKJV

23 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:4-6 5"Go and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years. 6I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city."‘ WHY WILL THE LORD DEFEND JERUSALEM? ‘FOR MY OWN SAKE & MY SERVANT DAVID’S SAKE’ READ:2 KINGS 20:6 6And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David."'" NKJV READ:ISAIAH 37:35 35'For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'" NKJV

24 READ:ISAIAH 38:7-8 7And this is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing which He has spoken: 8Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward." So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by which it had gone down.

25 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:7-8 7And this is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing which He has spoken: 8Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward." So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by which it had gone down. WHY DID THE LORD GIVE HEZEKIAH A SIGN? READ: 2 KINGS 20:8-11 8And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What is the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?" 9Then Isaiah said, "This is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backward ten degrees?" 10And Hezekiah answered, "It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backward ten degrees." 11So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the LORD, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz. NKJV

26 WHAT DID JOSHUA DO? 8Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward." So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by which it had gone down. WHAT SIGN DID THE LORD GIVE HEZEKIAH? WHAT WAS THE EFFECT OF MOVING IT BACKWARD? WHAT SIGN DID JOSHUA GIVE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? ‘THE SUN STOOD STILL & THE MOON STOPPED’ READ:JOSHUA 10: Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon." 13So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the LORD heeded the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.

27 READ:ISAIAH 38:9-11 9This is the writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness: 10I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.“ 11I said, "I shall not see YAH, The LORD in the land of the living; I shall observe man no more among the inhabitants of the world.

28 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:9-11 9This is the writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness: 10I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.“ 11I said, "I shall not see YAH, The LORD in the land of the living; I shall observe man no more among the inhabitants of the world. WHEN DID HEZEKIAH WRITE THESE WORDS? AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM HIS SICKNESS WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S CONCERN ABOUT DYING? ‘DYING IN THE PRIME OF LIFE’ ‘NOT SEEING YAH IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING?’

29 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.“ WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S CONCERN ABOUT DYING? DYING IN THE PRIME OF LIFE? WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT DEATH? MAN’S LIFE IS BUT A VAPOR READ:PSALMS 39:5 5Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. NKJV DO NOT TAKE ME IN THE MIDST OF MY DAYS READ:PSALMS 102:24 24I said, "O my God, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; Your years are throughout all generations. NKJV

30 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.“ WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S CONCERN ABOUT DYING? DYING IN THE PRIME OF LIFE? WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT DEATH? ‘I WILL SEE YOUR FACE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS’ AND ‘I SHALL AWAKE IN YOUR LIKENESS’ READ:PSALMS 17:15 15As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. NKJV

31 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I said, "I shall not see YAH, The LORD in the land of the living; I shall observe man no more among the inhabitants of the world. WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S CONCERN ABOUT DYING? ‘I WILL NOT SEE YAH IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING’ WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT THE LAND OF THE LIVING? I WOULD SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD READ:PSALMS 27:13 13I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. NKJV I WILL WALK BEFORE THE LORD READ:PSALMS 116:8-9 8For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, And my feet from falling. 9I will walk before the LORD In the land of the living. NKJV

32 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I said, "I shall not see YAH, The LORD in the land of the living; I shall observe man no more among the inhabitants of the world. WHAT WAS DAVID’S MESSAGE TO THE LIVING? READ:PSALMS 34: Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good? 13Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit. 14Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. NKJV

33 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I said, "In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.“ WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S CONCERN ABOUT DYING? ‘DYING IN THE PRIME OF LIFE’ WHAT DID PAUL WRITE CONCERNING DEATH? WE SHOULD TRUST IN GOD WHO RAISES THE DEAD READ:2 CORINTHIANS 1:9-11 9Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, NKJV

34 READ:ISAIAH 38: My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. 13I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. 14Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me!

35 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:12-14 HEZEKIAH'S LIFE EXTENDED 12My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. 13I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. 14Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me! WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? ‘MY LIFE SPAN IS GONE’ ‘YOU MAKE AN END OF ME’ ‘I MOURN & I AM OPPRESSED’ ‘MY EYES FAIL TO LOOK UPWARD’

36 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:JOB 7:6-9 6"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And are spent without hope. 7Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good. 8The eye of him who sees me will see me no more; While your eyes are upon me, I shall no longer be. 9As the cloud disappears and vanishes away, So he who goes down to the grave does not come up. NKJV

37 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? ‘MY LIFE SPAN IS GONE; ‘YOU MAKE AN END OF ME’ WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:JOB 4: 'Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker? 18If He puts no trust in His servants, If He charges His angels with error, 19How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before a moth? 20They are broken in pieces from morning till evening; They perish forever, with no one regarding. 21Does not their own excellence go away? They die, even without wisdom.' NKJV

38 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? ‘MY LIFE SPAN IS GONE’ ‘YOU MAKE AN END OF ME’ WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:PSALMS 32:1-4 1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. 4For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. NKJV

39 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? ‘MY LIFE SPAN IS GONE’ ‘YOU MAKE AN END OF ME’ WHAT DID PAUL SAY ABOUT LIFE & DEATH? READ:2 CORINTHIANS 5:1-5 1For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 5Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

40 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: My life span is gone, Taken from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver. He cuts me off from the loom; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? ‘MY LIFE SPAN IS GONE’ ‘YOU MAKE AN END OF ME’ WHAT DID PETER SAY ABOUT LIFE & DEATH? READ:2 PETER 1: For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. 13Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 14knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. 15Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. NKJV

41 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. 14Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me! WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? LIKE A LION – HE BREAKS ALL MY BONES FROM DAY UNTIL NIGHT YOU MAKE AN END OF ME WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:JOB 7:4 4When I lie down, I say, 'When shall I arise, And the night be ended?‘ For I have had my fill of tossing till dawn.NKJV

42 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:JOB 3: For my sighing comes before I eat, And my groanings pour out like water. 25For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me. 26I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes." NKJV

43 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:12-14 WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:JOB 9: "How then can I answer Him, And choose my words to reason with Him? 15For though I were righteous, I could not answer Him; I would beg mercy of my Judge. 16If I called and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice. 17For He crushes me with a tempest, And multiplies my wounds without cause. 18He will not allow me to catch my breath, But fills me with bitterness. 19If it is a matter of strength, indeed He is strong; And if of justice, who will appoint my day in court? 20Though I were righteous, my own mouth would condemn me; Though I were blameless, it would prove me perverse. NKJV

44 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:JOB 10: If I sin, then You mark me, And will not acquit me of my iniquity. 15If I am wicked, woe to me; Even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head. I am full of disgrace; See my misery! 16If my head is exalted, You hunt me like a fierce lion, And again You show Yourself awesome against me. 17You renew Your witnesses against me, And increase Your indignation toward me; Changes and war are ever with me. NKJV

45 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:PSALMS 32:3-4 3When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. 4For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. NKJV READ:PSALMS 37:7-8 7Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret — it only causes harm. NKJV

46 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: I have considered until morning — Like a lion, So He breaks all my bones; From day until night You make an end of me. WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:PSALMS 38:9-10 9Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You. 10My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me. NKJV READ:PSALMS 51:7-9 7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. 9Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. NKJV

47 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me! WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? MY EYES FAIL TO LOOK UPWARD – I AM OPPRESSED WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ:PSALMS 6:6-7 6I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. 7My eye wastes away because of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies. NKJV

48 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me! WHAT DID HEZEKIAH SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? MY EYES FAIL TO LOOK UPWARD – I AM OPPRESSED WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT HIS LIFE? READ: JOB 17:1-5 1"My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me. 2Are not mockers with me? And does not my eye dwell on their provocation? 3"Now put down a pledge for me with Yourself. Who is he who will shake hands with me? 4For You have hidden their heart from understanding; Therefore You will not exalt them. 5He who speaks flattery to his friends, Even the eyes of his children will fail. NKJV

49 READ:ISAIAH 38: "What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In the bitterness of my soul. 16O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. 17Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

50 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In the bitterness of my soul. 16O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. 17Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH? HOW DID HE RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE? BY WHAT THINGS DO MEN LIVE? WHAT DID HE SAY CONCERNING HIS DELIVERANCE?

51 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In the bitterness of my soul. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH? HOW DID HE RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE? WHAT DID MOSES SAY ABOUT THE LORD? HE HAS SPOKEN & HE WILL MAKE IT GOOD READ:NUMBERS 23:19 19"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

52 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In the bitterness of my soul. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH? HOW DID HE RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE? WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT THE LORD? ‘FOR YOUR WORDS SAKE YOU HAVE DONE ALL THESE THINGS’ READ:2 SAMUEL 7: Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 19And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come. Is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? 20Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant. 21For Your word's sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them.

53 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In the bitterness of my soul. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO HEZEKIAH? HOW DID HE RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE? HOW DID DAVID RESPOND TO THE LORD? ‘ I WAS MUTE’ ‘I DID NOT OPEN MY MOUTH’ BECAUSE ‘IT WAS YOU WHO DID IT’ READ:PSALMS 39:7-11 7"And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. 8Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish. 9I was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was You who did it. 10Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand. 11When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor. NKJV

54 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "What shall I say? He has both spoken to me, And He Himself has done it. I shall walk carefully all my years In the bitterness of my soul. HOW DID HEZEKIAH RESPOND TO THE LORD? ‘I SHALL WALK CAREFULLY ALL MY YEARS’ WHAT DID PAUL SAY CONCERNING THE LORD? ‘HE IS FAITHFUL & HE WILL DO IT’ READ:1 THESSALONIANS 5:24 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. NKJV READ:HEBREWS 10:23 23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering for He who promised is faithful. NKJV

55 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. WHAT THINGS SHOULD MEN LIVE BY? READ:DEUTERONOMY 8:1-5 1"Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers. 2And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. 4Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.

56 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. WHAT THINGS SHOULD MEN LIVE BY? WHAT HAS THE LORD GIVEN TO ALL MEN? READ:PSALMS 104: These all wait for You, That You may give them their food in due season. 28What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good. 29You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth. NKJV

57 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. WHAT THINGS SHOULD MEN LIVE BY? WHAT DID THE PSALMIST LIVE BY? READ:PSALMS 119: My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. 26I have declared my ways, and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes. 27Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. 28My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.

58 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. WHAT THINGS SHOULD MEN LIVE BY? WHAT DID THE PSALMIST LIVE BY? READ:PSALMS 119: Remove from me the way of lying, And grant me Your law graciously. 30I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me. 31I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame! 32I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart. NKJV

59 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live. WHAT THINGS SHOULD MEN LIVE BY? WHY CHASTENING? READ:HEBREWS 12:7-11 7If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. NKJV

60 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. HOW DID THE LORD DELIVER HEZEKIAH?WHY? READ:JOB 33: For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. 15In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds, 16Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction. 17In order to turn man from his deed, And conceal pride from man, 18He keeps back his soul from the Pit, And his life from perishing by the sword. NKJV

61 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. HOW DID THE LORD DELIVER HEZEKIAH?WHY? READ:JOB 33: "If there is a messenger for him, A mediator, one among a thousand, To show man His uprightness, 24Then He is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom'; 25His flesh shall be young like a child's, He shall return to the days of his youth. 26He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness. NKJV READ:JOB 33: "Behold, God works all these things, Twice, in fact, three times with a man, 30To bring back his soul from the Pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life. NKJV

62 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back. HOW DID THE LORD DELIVER HEZEKIAH? WHY? READ:PSALMS 30:2-3 2O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. 3O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. NKJV READ:PSALMS 119: I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. 76Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant. 77Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight. NKJV ALSO:PSALMS 69:13-15; 88:1-5

63 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:15-17 HOW DID THE LORD DELIVER HEZEKIAH? WHY? READ:MICAH 7: He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. 19He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. NKJV HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO US TODAY? READ:ROMANS 8:28 28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. NKJV READ:HEBREWS 13: Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. NKJV

64 READ:ISAIAH 38: For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. 19The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children.

65 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. 19The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children. WHAT IS SHEOL & DEATH UNABLE TO DO? ‘PRAISE THE LORD?’ WHO ALONE CAN PRAISE THE LORD? ‘THE LIVING?’ WHAT SHOULD MAN MAKE KNOWN TO HIS CHILDREN? ‘THE TRUTH OF GOD?’

66 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. WHAT IS SHEOL & DEATH UNABLE TO DO? ‘PRAISE THE LORD?” READ:PSALMS 6:4-5 4Return, O LORD, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake! 5For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks? NKJV READ:PSALMS 30:8-9 8I cried out to You, O LORD; And to the LORD I made supplication: 9"What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? NKJV

67 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:18-19 WHAT IS SHEOL & DEATH UNABLE TO DO? ‘PRAISE THE LORD?” READ:PSALMS 88:9-12 9LORD, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. 10Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You? 11Shall Your loving-kindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction? 12Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? NKJV READ:PSALMS 115: The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD‘S; But the earth He has given to the children of men. 17The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence. 18But we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forevermore. NKJV

68 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. WHAT IS SHEOL & DEATH UNABLE TO DO? ‘PRAISE THE LORD?” WHAT IS THE MESSAGE FOR US TODAY? READ;ECCLESIASTES 9:10 10Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. NKJV

69 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. WHAT IS THE HOPE OF OUR SALVATION? READ:ROMANS 8: For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. NKJV READ:1 THESSALONIANS 4: But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. NKJV

70 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. WHAT IS THE HOPE OF OUR SALVATION? READ:2 TIMOTHY 1:8-12 8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

71 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children. WHAT SHOULD MAN MAKE KNOWN TO HIS CHILDREN? READ:DEUTERONOMY 11: "Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. NKJV

72 WHAT DID DAVID SAY HE WOULD DECLARE?WHY? ‘THE WORKS OF THE LORD?’ READ:PSALMS 2:7 7"I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. NKJV READ:PSALMS 118: The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. 17I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD. 18The LORD has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death. NKJV READ:PSALMS 119: I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight. 175Let my soul live, and it shall praise You; And let Your judgments help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments. NKJV

73 READ:ISAIAH 38: "The LORD was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of the LORD." 21Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a lump of figs, and apply it as a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover." 22And Hezekiah had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?" NKJV

74 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "The LORD was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of the LORD." 21Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a lump of figs, and apply it as a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover." 22And Hezekiah had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?" NKJV HOW DID THEY RESPOND TO HIS SALVATION? ‘SING PRAISES TO THE LORD?’ WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S AILMENT?BOILS? WHAT DID ISAIAH TELL HEZEKIAH TO DO? WHY DID HEZEKIAH ASK FOR A SIGN?

75 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: "The LORD was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of the LORD." HOW DID THEY RESPOND TO HIS SALVATION? ‘SING PRAISES TO THE LORD?’ HOW DID DAVID RESPOND TO THE LORD? ‘I WILL CALL UPON HIM AS LONG AS I LIVE’ READ:PSALMS 116:1-2 1I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. 2Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. NKJV READ:PSALMS 116:17 17I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD.NKJV

76 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a lump of figs, and apply it as a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover." WHAT WAS HEZEKIAH’S AILMENT?BOILS? WHAT DID ISAIAH TELL HEZEKIAH TO DO? ‘APPLY A POULTICE OF FIGS ON THE BOILS’ READ:2 KINGS 20:7 7Then Isaiah said, "Take a lump of figs." So they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

77 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38: And Hezekiah had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?" NKJV WHY DID HEZEKIAH ASK FOR A SIGN? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY EARLIER? ‘YOU SHALL GO TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD’ READ:2 KINGS 20:4-5 4And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5"Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.

78 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 38:20-22 WHAT SIGN DID THE LORD GIVE HEZEKIAH? ‘TURN THE SUNDIAL BACK TEN DEGREES?’ READ:2 KINGS 20:8-11 8And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What is the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?" 9Then Isaiah said, "This is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backward ten degrees?" 10And Hezekiah answered, "It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backward ten degrees." 11So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the LORD, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz. NKJV

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