Hezekiah – Example of a Good King

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In today’s Bible reading* we read about Hezekiah, one of the better kings who ruled over Judah, the Southern Kingdom. He was unlike the kings who were completely unlike David and followed the idols of their ancestors, or those who “feared the Lord like David, but…” We begin reading today that [Hezekiah] did what was right in the Lord’s sight just as his ancestor David had done. (2 Chronicles 29:2 CSB, also 2 Kings 18:3)

We also read that, “Hezekiah did this throughout all Judah. He did what was good and upright and true before the LORD his God. He was diligent in every deed that he began in the service of God’s temple, in the instruction and the commands, in order to seek his God, and he prospered.” (2 Chronicles 31:20–21 CSB)

Those are some very good words to have on your tombstone!

Application

The key to all that Hezekiah did was that he remained true to the covenant God made with His people. His heart was wholly dedicated to God. And he insisted that all of his people’s hearts were right, too. (2 Chronicles 30:8-9)

The result was that Hezekiah and God’s people experienced the blessings of God. (2 Kings 18:7; 2 Chronicles 30:12, 31:21)

* Chapters covered in today’s reading:
2 Kings 18:1-8
2 Chronicles 29
2 Chronicles 30
2 Chronicles 31
Psalms 48


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