August 17, 2019 Daily Devotional
Read: 2 Kings 20
“Go back, and tell Hezekiah the prince of my people, that this is what Adonai, the God of David your ancestor, says: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears, and I will heal you. On the third day, you are to go up to the house of Adonai. I will add fifteen years to your life.” (2 Kings 20:5, 6 CJSB)
God speaks to the ailing Hezekiah, saying, “I will add fifteen years to your life.” With an inhalation or an exhalation from God’s lungs, fifteen years of physiology can come and go. God appreciates the physicality of existence, but God views life from the context of both humanity’s everlasting nature and atmosphere and the eternality of God. God has no beginning and no end. Humanity has a beginning and will exist, somewhere, everlastingly. As we consider everlasting existence beyond the grave, let’s allow the Messiah to be responsible for personal placements. Then, while the Advocate before the Father advocates, let each consider what to do with the next fifteen years, or fifteen months, or fifteen weeks, or fifteen days, or fifteen hours, or fifteen minutes, or fifteen seconds. For that matter, what if each simply considers how this moment is to be lived? To enter eternal Life through surrender to Messiah. To be, then, a child of the Father, married to the Bridegroom, and impregnated with the Holy spirit, in order for the Gospel to be birthed into the next moment, or the remaining fifteen years.
Today's Meditation: Fifteen years
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