Let’s read Isaiah 63:15-19, 64, 65, 66, 2 Kings 20:20-21, and 2 Chronicles 32:32-33 today. What stands out to you?
”Oh that You would rip open the heavens and descend” (Isaiah 64:1 MSG)
I always think about this verse meaning that the people were so ready for communication from heaven, whatever it was and whatever it took (but I’m not sure that’s what it really was. I just like the idea of being desperate for a Word).
“But there is something I’m looking for: a person simple and plain, reverently responsive to what I say.” (Isaiah 66:2 MSG)
How’s that for a bottom line, huh? Lord, let me respond to You! “Reverently responsive” – love that. Simple and plain – that’s a relief, because I am simple and plain!
I’m sad to see Hezekiah go – he was a good one, generally. But, sadly, he didn’t stay faithful until the end.