Hezekiah begged God to be healed, even though it was made clear this wasn’t God’s will.  However, the Lord let the king have his way out of compassion for Hezekiah’s sore weeping.  But, of course, we soon see why God wanted to bring his servant home early.

It was during these extra fifteen years that Hezekiah carelessly displayed the riches of the nation to the very enemy who would take it all later.  It was also during this period that Hezekiah had a son, and this son wasn’t just the worst king in the nation’s history; he was so bad that the Bible says he made Israel to do worse things than the people who lived in the land before God drove them out.  If you know about those people…this is horrifying.  Who was this evil monarch?