“But Hezekiah did not respond appropriately to the kindness shown to him, and he became proud. So the Lord’s anger came against him and against Judah and Jerusalem.” 32:25
Out of all of Hezekiah’s ups and downs with the Lord, I find this one the most relatable. Receiving God’s mercy and responding ungratefully, with pride. I wonder what the details are here. Did he brag about special treatment he received from the Lord? Did he try to take credit for something only God can do?
Later, in the book of Luke, this concept comes up again. Jesus heals 10 men with leprosy and only one turns back to thank and praise him for this miracle.
It’s not too late to turn back and thank God for something he’s done in your life.
“Then Hezekiah humbled himself and repented of his pride, as did the people of Jerusalem. So the Lord’s anger did not fall on them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.” 32:26
When has God healed you?
Where have you let pride move in? Is there something incredible about your story that you are trying to sneak credit for?
God is gracious; but he doesn’t tolerate pride. Ask him where you need humility in your life. (And brace yourself, because he’s sure to point it out!)