Hezekiah and the ambassadors, or vainglory
At that time Berodach-baladan king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah. And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all the house of his precious things and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
Suggested Further Reading: Colossians 2:16-23
Should we not be taught by this narrative to cry out every day against vainglory? It is not those standing in prominent spheres who are alone in danger of it, but all others. I recollect firing a shot once with much greater success than I knew of. A certain person had frequently said to me that I had been the subject of her earnest prayers lest I should be exalted above measure, for she could…
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