The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:…
I. THE AFFLICTION AND DANGER OF HEZEKIAH. This writing records his affliction. From his previous character, you perhaps expect to find that he will welcome the message which announces his release from suffering, or at least receive it with calmness and submission. But there are two principles on which we account for this emotion.
1. From that love of life which is the strongest instinct of our nature.
2. Hezekiah was engaged in a great and important work.
II. THE DELIVERANCE WROUGHT ON HIS BEHALF.
1. He traces his recovery to God.
2. He desires to retain the salutary impressions he had received (ver. 15).
3. He acknowledges the beneficial influence of affliction (ver. 16).
4. He gratefully commemorates the Divine goodness (ver. 17).
(H. J. Gamble.)
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