And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. – Colossians 3:15
Hezekiah plays show-and-tell with a delegation from Babylon. However, instead of ever using the moment to declare the glory and provision of God, Hezekiah’s pompous heart takes all the credit for his possessions, projects, and political successes. God leaves Hezekiah to himself to test his heart, and his heart showed a lack of complete and… Continue Reading
King Hezekiah becomes sick, so sick the Lord sends Isaiah the prophet to inform him he will die. The news causes Hezekiah to respond in prayer and bitter weeping. The Lord then has Isaiah speak a word of healing over the king, and his life is extended for 15 more years. In the healing from… Continue Reading
With the city of Jerusalem surrounded by the enemy, King Hezekiah seeks the Lord in prayer. The Lord replies with a word through Isaiah the prophet, reassuring Hezekiah He will thwart Sennecherib, king of Assyria, and his attempt to overthrow the city. After Sennecherib sends another threatening letter, Hezekiah again comes to the Lord in… Continue Reading
Hezekiah had celebrated a great Passover holiday with the people in Jerusalem. Now what would they do? Return back to their homes to continue in the status quo? Or would they continue their response to the Lord’s kindness by individually and communially committing to have a maturing heart?
King Hezekiah of Judah continues reforms of the country, leading them away from idolatry and toward Almighty God. They recognize their prideful ways, and in humility turn to Him in repentance. They are moved to celebrate the Passover, and though many of the actions they take are not exactly to the Law’s strict requirements, with… Continue Reading
King Hezekiah begins his reforms in Judah with heart reform first. The priests and Levites cleanse the temple and restore worship within accrording ot the Law. God prepared the opportunity to experience His joy as they have responded to His call for repentance first in heart, then deed, begun to reform their nation.