The eternal Boomer

12 At that time Marduk-Baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent Hezekiah letters and a gift, because he had heard of Hezekiah’s illness. 13 Hezekiah received the envoys and showed them all that was in his storehouses—the silver, the gold, the spices and the fine olive oil—his armory and everything found among his treasures. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.

14 Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah and asked, “What did those men say, and where did they come from?”

“From a distant land,” Hezekiah replied. “They came from Babylon.”

15 The prophet asked, “What did they see in your palace?”

“They saw everything in my palace,” Hezekiah said. “There is nothing among my treasures that I did not show them.”

16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord: 17 The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the Lord. 18 And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”

19 “The word of the Lord you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah replied. For he thought, “Will there not be peace and security in my lifetime?”

2 Kings 20

Keep in mind too, this king was one of the few good ones. But even good Boomers are still Boomers.

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7 Responses to The eternal Boomer

  1. glosoli says:

    I only heard this chapter on my random bible listening a couple of days ago. It was uplifting.

    Why do you think he was a boomer? He wasn’t (apparently) very old when he died? He lived through and withstood the Assyrian siege too. Hardly a soft man making bad times, like the Boomers. Plus, unlike boomers who throw away the past, he reclaimed it, ditching idols, reinstating the Passover celebrations etc. Great guy, boomers never do that, they always flake it, give away the past.

    I think he was nothing much like a boomer, as you said he was a good King, and Jehovah even blessed Him with an extra period of life thanks to his great faith (from the same chapter you quote):

    ‘1In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

    2Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

    4Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 5“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. 6I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.’ ”

    7Then Isaiah said, “Prepare a poultice of figs.” They did so and applied it to the boil, and he recovered.

    8Hezekiah had asked Isaiah, “What will be the sign that the Lord will heal me and that I will go up to the temple of the Lord on the third day from now?”

    9Isaiah answered, “This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised: Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or shall it go back ten steps?”

    10“It is a simple matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps,” said Hezekiah. “Rather, have it go back ten steps.”

    11Then the prophet Isaiah called on the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.’

    He may well have not been that wise in displaying all of his treasures to the Babylonians, but I don’t see any similarities with Boomers (who don’t really give a **** for God’s ways, not really, even the faithful no longer observe the Sabbath, and allow their wives to speak in church with heads uncovered).

    So, give the guy a break, he was ill at the time.

    Meanwhile, here’s a link to a recent post of mine at my blog, on the subject of wisdom, fear of the Lord, and puny humans who think they know better:

  2. Mycroft Jones says:

    So the king didn’t ask the prophet “What may we do to change this future for a better one?”

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >So the king didn’t ask the prophet “What may we do to change this future for a better one?”

      I’ll say this for Boomers: they have DGAF down pat.

  3. bicebicebice says:

    “Aeoli Pera says:
    April 4, 2019 at 1:28 pm
    >Why do you think he was a boomer?

    Because he didn’t love his descendants.”

    the eu busted itz nut too early with the #refugeeswelcome freudian-slip, 15% of frenchies “like” the eu compared to 61% 15 years ago, hehe. and they are the amerimutts of europe.
    However, in amerikwa this is still an accepted practice, openly displacing wypipo. At the same time, anglo-amerikwan dominance is so strong that 2 billion people speak english, this means america especially can dominate the entire worldwealth (already do tho) so there is no actual need to throw your chillums to the ooga boogas, going through the hurdle of bringing them to america and presto; ITZ.

    This means boomers are actually putting in effort to kill off their own offspring. They are simply evil to the core. America can survive trump being an oompa-loompa melon, in fact it should amass so much wealth it could live off the interest for the next 100 years doing nothing, but america can not survive trump being a boomer. Trump used one of his daughetrs as a conduit for the jew to gain 100% control of america, trump married her off to foreigners. Is trump a boomer? Is everyone over 50 in america a boomer?

    Boomer is an affliction, a disease. Prestage of dementia, or they are just born evil.

  4. glosoli says:

    >Because he didn’t love his descendants.

    KJV>Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

    Nothing in scripture suggests he didn’t love his descendants. If I had kids, I’d want to follow the laws and ways of God, let them see me do it and see and learn it was good, and would hope for peace and truth in my days, and would expect Jehovah to deliver that, as He promises those who obey Him. If my kids subsequently messed up and pissed off Jehovah, I’d expect them to suffer accordingly. Wouldn’t make me not love them in the here and now.

    Hezekiah was pleased that peace and truth would exist in his days. He was a loyal servant to the Lord, did many things for the Lord that were appreciated, he was blessed by Jehovah with an extra 15 years of life, and his city did not fall. Great King, no doubt a great Dad too.

    My conclusion: Hezekiah was of the loyal and obedient generation, whatever the one before boomers are called, did nothing wrong as far as I can see, perhaps a tad stupid in showing all of his wealth to the Babylonians (but I think that’s neither here nor there), but what came next for his descendants can’t be blamed on that, as the very next Chapter tells us what Manasseh (his son and the next King) was like:

    ‘For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. 4And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. 5And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. ‘

    There’s your boomer, Manasseh. Inherited good times from his wonderful father, then blew it all on all manner of atrocities, including literally burning his son (ultimate boomer action there). And so eventually the prophesies given to Hezekiah came to pass.

    I think you guys call these quick and dirty posts ‘shitposts’? No offence, but I think I can see why, as this one missed the target by a mile. I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to do some research and reading about one of the few good Kings though, sad however to see him shat upon by a guy who has probably not observed a single Sabbath in his life (nor his father), amirite, (and I bet you still haven’t read that book I emailed you six months ago on the subject)? Specks and planks spring to mind.

    Man, the world is so fucked now, and so fucked up, you youngsters are so bright, you love to throw your opinions around and your superiority, yet you can’t see the wood for the trees. Spend a week listening to Psalm 119, the longest Chapter, smack bang in the middle of the Bible, let it permeate into your hearts, and ditch your own cleverness. Or fail, forever.

    @Mycroft….If Hezekiah is dead, he can’t be held accountable for shit that follows his death. Nor can he change the course of events after he’s gone.

  5. chezgr@y says:

    Contra the boomers, Hezekiah accepted that ‘past performance does not guarantee future results’. Boomers think things can never get worse, that temporal progress brings spiritual & material progress. They are blind to the future and do not appreciate the blessings give them, unlike Hezekiah, eating, drinking, being merry [Ecc 8:15]. He enjoys his days knowing he is blessed and fortunate.

    In Herodotus, Solon tells Croesus that the happiest man ever to live (to Croesus’ annoyance; he thought he himself deserved that sobriquet) was Tellus the Athenian:
    “Tellus was from a prosperous city, and his children were good and noble. He saw children born to them all, and all of these survived. His life was prosperous by our standards, and his death was most glorious: [5] when the Athenians were fighting their neighbors in Eleusis, he came to help, routed the enemy, and died very finely. The Athenians buried him at public expense on the spot where he fell and gave him much honor.” Hdt 1.30

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