Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Hezekiah, part 1. Rick Kabrick.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
ROM 15:4 For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
Hezekiah restores the Israelites’ and Jews’ spiritual life and brings many who went astray back to the Lord.
God allows Hezekiah to be the one to defeat the Assyrians.
Hezekiah sins and repents and is given 15 years more to live.
Hezekiah had a basis of thankfulness in his life.
Hezekiah recognized the need to do the right thing quickly.
Hezekiah did not wait for a crowd.
One man plus the true God is an unbeatable combination.
His love for other people, and his desire for outreach.
We will see the effect of true repentance and worship.
2CH 29:1 Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years.
1KI 11:1-2 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,Â from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love.
1KI 11:11-13 So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. –
– Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.Â However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.”
2CH 28:3 He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
2CO 4:17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
1PE 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
ROM 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
PRO 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
2CH 29:2-3 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done. In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the temple of the LORD and repaired them.
2CH 28:24-25 Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and took them away. He shut the doors of the LORD’s temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem. In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and provoked the LORD, the God of his fathers, to anger.
1TI 2:1-4 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2CH 29:3 In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the temple of the LORD and repaired them.
2CH 29:4-6 He brought in the priests and the Levites, assembled them in the square on the east side and said: “Listen to me, Levites! Consecrate yourselves now and consecrate the temple of the LORD, the God of your fathers. Remove all defilement from the sanctuary. –
– Our fathers were unfaithful; they did evil in the eyes of the LORD our God and forsook him. They turned their faces away from the LORD’s dwelling place and turned their backs on him.”
Truth is truth, truth was truth before it was uttered, truth was truth after it was uttered, and truth is truth whether you believe it or not.