Or so we like to think!
Another blog I follow makes a good case that the most harmful sin is sexual immorality, the one sin that people commit against their own body.
No doubt it seriously threatens everything God ordained about human relationships.
But I’m leading a Bible study on Isaiah. It shows me something else even more harmful: the sin of self-sufficiency. After all, not everyone commits sexual sin, but no one is immune to the sin of self-sufficiency.
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“Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.” — 2 Kings 19:14 (NIV)
Poor Hezekiah. He’s known as one of the good kings of Judah, but his father Ahaz was surely the worst. Ahaz inherited a secure and independent kingdom and by his idolatry and cowardice reduced it to a tributary of Assyria. Assyria, in turn, had little interest in having smaller states paying tribute. It wanted to conquer them all and rule directly.
Hezekiah trusted God more than any other king of Judah before or after him, and eventually rebelled as the Lord prospered him (2 Kings 18:5-7).… Read the rest