Luke 7:4 “And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying That he was worthy for whom he should do this:”

…From yesterday…

Isaiah 38:1 “In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order for thou shalt die and not live”

God sent Isaiah to tell the king that he won’t survive the sickness he had, but rather than accept the verdict, Hezekiah turned to the Lord and things changed.

Isaiah 38:2 “Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,”

Isaiah 38:3 “And said Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.”

Isaiah 38:4 “Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying”

Isaiah 38:5 “Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.”

Hezekiah was destined to die but his prayer changed everything. He gave God some worthy reasons why he should live and God obliged him. God had to send Isaiah back to tell him, he will live. The same Isaiah that brought the message of death.

The elders told Jesus (who is hundred percent God), that the centurion is “worthy for Him to grant this”. God was given a reason to save the centurion’s servant, just like Hezekiah:

Isaiah 38:18 “For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.”

Hezekiah seems to be telling God what He would miss if he dies. God would miss quality praise and reverence if Hezekiah should die and God couldn’t resist that.

The question is this: Can heaven have just one reason why you should be granted that request? May God find that reason!

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