A Second Chance

2 Kings 20:1 – 20 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’”
You often hear of people who have their lives spared from tragedy and disaster. They walked away from a car accident that should have killed them. They were cured from an illness when the doctors had given them months to live. They survived a plane crash when all sitting around them died. People like this have been given a second chance. Their lives were spared; they will live to see another day. You may think that this was probably the most important day in their lives, but I would disagree. To me, the most important day in their life is the day after their life is spared. What will they do with it?
In today’s passage, King Hezekiah was told that he would die. He prayed and a few verses later we read that the Lord heard his prayers. His life was spared and God added 15 years to his life. We have all been given a second chance in life and that chance is named Jesus. What will you do, or, what have you done with this second chance? Have you taken advantage of it and used it as an opportunity to get right with the Lord and live your life to honor Him? Or, have you brushed it off and continued to live as if nothing has changed? Remember this, I often hear of “second chances” in life, but I have never heard of a “third chance” in life. As you look at your life today and what the Lord has done for you, what are you going to do with your second chance?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!


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