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Isaiah 39:4 (NKJV)
“And he said, what have they seen in your house?” Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them.”

Your body is your home; it is where you live; it is the place where you are safe, where you draw energy, where your creativity flows, and where you form your best ideals. It is where your greatest treasures are stored. Because your home (your body) is your palace, your temple, and your sanctuary, it is important to be vigilant about who or what you allow to come enter it. Too often, we are flattered by the sweetness of something, the empowerment we experience with it, the satiety it creates in us, or the euphoria it leaves behind while we are oblivious to its subtle, destructive nature.

Hezekiah had just experienced the healing power of God. Not only did God destroy the enemies that had kept Hezekiah’s kingdom under siege, He also healed Hezekiah from an illness that almost took his life. When visitors arrived, Hezekiah was happy to entertain them, for they offered him comfort after his ordeal. However, unbeknownst to him, they did not come to form an alliance but instead to assess the strength and treasures of the kingdom they intended to conquer. Hezekiah, quickly forgetting the grace he had been extended, showed the enemy all the treasures in his kingdom, as if that was the source of his strength and not his God, who had just healed him.

May you never forget from where you derive your strength. For the treasures in your house are kept and maintained by the One who gave them to you, and to form an alliance with anyone or anything other than God is the best way to insure that in the future, you will lose it all.