Goodness and Mercy!

Ok, it’s time for a message.  Goodness and Mercy!  In 2 Chronicles 32:32, scripture tells us “Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and his goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet”.  Hezekiah was one of the last kings of the Israelites.  This scripture comes just before his death.  So God is telling us that Hezekiah was a good man and he did some good things – too many to cover here.  So the rest of his story, especially his good, can be found in Isaiah and in the book of kings.  Now Hezekiah wasn’t perfect – but like all the people that God loves and uses, Hezekiah made some mistakes but he wasn’t a  failure.  Hezekiah’s goodness was greater than his shortcomings – so God Himself wrote about his goodness.  So what about you and I?  If we knew God was going to write a book about us and share it with everybody, would that change how we live each day?  Some of us care about the things of God but not enough to change things about ourselves.  Hezekiah was a king but he didn’t live like all the other kings; he changed his life for God daily, so God knew that he cared.  Don’t let the book about your life be a one paragraph story.  Don’t be a believer whose life is full of things only the nonbeliever will give you.  The nonbeliever will give you a way out of almost anything but God will be your path to live through anything.  If the most prominent thing about you is the same thing that we find in non believers your book will likely be short on goodness long on selfishness.  Goodness and mercy will follow those of us who do good and who extend mercy. Now that you know this –  what will you do?  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you.