by Pastor Glenn Crouch
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The Lord will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments (Isaiah 38:20).
This passage takes place when Hezekiah is deathly ill, and the Lord graciously heals him, and these are some of the words that he wrote after he recovered (see verse 9).
God has shown compassion on Hezekiah, and he has removed his suffering. And Hezekiah responds with his desire to walk humbly (verse 15), to see how God worked good for him through his suffering (verse 17) and how God has forgiven him (verse 17). His response is one of praise for the grace he has received.
The grave is a fearsome place for Hezekiah (verse 18) because our Lord Jesus is yet to come at this time. For us, our Lord Jesus has conquered sin, death and the devil through his death and resurrection. For us, as his brothers and sisters, we shall continue to praise him even after death – and we shall praise him, together with Hezekiah and all the saints for all eternity!
Your baptism into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means you are saved from your sins; you are saved from the power of death; you are no longer a slave to the prince of this world. Not only has he saved you, but he will save you from the trials and temptations that you are facing and will face.
God of my salvation, help me to bring my problems to you. Forgive my reluctance to share with you my pain and suffering. Fill me afresh with your Holy Spirit so that I may walk humbly in your ways. Amen.