May 8, 2006
Read 2 Kings 18
Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of
Hezekiah led the nation to keep the Passover and renew its covenant with the Lord. So there was great joy in
The greatest opposition to Isaiah, Micah, and Hezekiah's reformation did not come from the pagan nations around
Some popular religious leaders today seem to do nothing to encourage people to forsake their sins, live godly lives, and read the Bible. Instead, they preach what appeals to man's physical desires. Others cry out: "Cooperate with the majority, compromise, be tolerant, avoid the extreme right, keep up with the times, don't offend anyone but let everyone believe what he wishes." Still, there are always the faithful few who desire to be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (Philippians 2:15-16).
By Hezekiah, who was faithful in leading the kingdom of Judah back to the Word of God (II Kings 19) — a foreshadowing of Jesus' words to the Pharisees in His attempt to awaken their need to see themselves as sinners and recognize Him as their Savior (Mark 2:17).
18:6 clave =b> clung, was devoted to; 18:17 Tartan =b> the title of Assyria's general, commander in chief; Rabsaris =b> the chief financial official; Rabshakeh =b> the chief officer, or possibly chief cupbearer; 18:31 by a present =b> by paying tribute; 19:3 bring forth =b> give birth; 19:7 blast =b> spirit of bad fortune; 20:3 sore =b> bitterly and loud.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Ezra 3:11