Hezekiah had an execellent opportunity to share about God but he wanted it and talked about material wealth.
Humiliation to exaltation
And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
John 12:23-25 ESV
In order to have spiritual success we must die to earthly success.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV
Humiliation of Christ.
1 he empitied himself.
What did Jesus Christ empty Himself of? Temporarily chose to abadon some attributes.
2 became human
3 he became a slave.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:14-16 ESV
4 He died on the cross
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,
1 Peter 3:18-19 ESV
Proclaiming judgement and victory.
4 ways Jesus was exalted
1 God exalted Him
2 bestowed Jesus a powerful name
3 God gave Jesus the kingdom
4 God glorified Himself through Christ.