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God's Word is Good

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This morning I read Isaiah 39, the chapter where King Hezekiah shows the Babylonian ambassador all his treasure, and then hears some really bad news from the prophet Isaiah.

“Hear the word of the LORD of hosts,‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing will be left,’ says the LORD. ‘And some of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away, and they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”Isaiah 39:5-7 NASB

If you've studied the Bible, you know the outcome. The rest of the chapters in the book of Isaiah warn of the coming time when Babylon will destroy Jerusalem. In the first chapter of the book of Daniel we see a firsthand accout of when he, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (whom you may know better as Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego) are taken captive. In other words, we know that the prophecy came to pass.

But we have th…