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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness.
This was part of the prayer of rejoicing and thanksgiving that Hezekiah offered the Lord after the Lord agreed to heal him and add fifteen more years to his life. He talked about the fact that only people who are alive could praise the Lord. In the previous verse, he had said dead people cannot praise God, ever! Then he wrapped the prayer by saying that when it comes to passing this wonderful gift of faith and praise to our great God on, the only hope is that “Parents Must Tell Their Children!”
Perhaps you’ve never considered how unique this short verse is. First, the prophet Isaiah had been sent by God to tell King Hezekiah to put his house in order because he was going to die. Isaiah obeyed, and before Isaiah could get out of the King’s quarters, Hezekiah wept and begged God to extend his life and God did! God told Isaiah, “Go back and tell him he has fifteen more years.” Isaiah did, and when he did, Hezekiah broke into a beautiful prayer of praise and Thanksgiving. But before he finishes his prayer, he says, “This blessing can’t stay with me. This praise, this life of faith in God Almighty must be passed on! Parents Must Tell Their Children.” What I’m trying to say this AM is pass this good gospel on. For however long God gives you life, make it all about the NEXT generation. Make sure it is firmly set in the lives of your children and grandchildren.
I love You this AM! Whatever I do from this point on, I give you my word. It will be about passing this life of faith on to the next generation. Amen