Puritan Board Freshman
KJV: In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
How are we to understand this in light of God's omniscience? I understand the idea of the decreed will vs. the sovereign will of God, but what do we make of the fact that the Lord seems to reveal that Hezekiah would not recover, yet recovered?ESV: In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’”
Ultimately, the passage teaches about God's patience and forbearance, and how we should pray with boldness to our Father, I just don't understand why the Lord would say something that seems to be untrue. Should we interpret it with an unsaid "you shall not recover (unless you pray)"?