Read: Isaiah 37-39; Psalms 76
Marked: Isaiah 39:2, And Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his treasures–the silver and gold, the spices and precious ointment, and all his armory–all that was found among his treasures. There was nothing in his house or in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
Boasting. We all do it. We like to show off our treasures, new cars, houses, and toys of all kinds. But the most precious treasure that believers have is their salvation in Christ, which we are commanded to share with others (Matthew 28:19-20).
While we have no problem boasting about our stuff, we apparently don’t boast much about what we have in Jesus. We offer all kinds of excuses why we don’t. But all our stuff will one day burn up and only what we have in Jesus will remain. (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)
Paul reminds us of this in Galatians 6:14 when he writes, “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”