Prayer and Counsel

Isaiah 37: 1-2. “And it came to pass, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord. And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

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After Hezekiah understood the full import of Rabshakeh’s threats and decrees, he was filled with sorrow and probably a lot of fear. He tore his clothing, as was the custom in times of distress, and replaced it with rough, humble burlap. Then he went into the house of God to pray.

The first Person he turned to was God.  That is as it should be.  So often, we go there when all else has failed.

The second person he turned to was Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.  Another wise choice.

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