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November 8, 2018

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Reading along with us in Isaiah & 2 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Kings 18 (ESV)

In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it (it was called Nehushtan).....Continue Reading

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  1. Hezekiah is notable with regards to his obedience before the Lord. Rather than following the path of wickedness of his father Ahaz, he followed God and followed Him more completely than the kings before him, some of which did not take down the high places of false worship even when they followed God. It is because of righteous kings like Hezekiah that Judah has not suffered the fate of Israel, all of whose kings were wicked. And yet Assyria, the nation who God used to exile Israel, is still the top dog amongst nations in that part of the world. So places like Judah would either pay him tribute or be destroyed.

    Hezekiah does that, but Assyria is once again knocking on their doors. Assyria’s field commander will regret his hubris and his mocking of the God of Judah. Faith in Him is never misplaced. He is not like the other gods from the peoples Assyria has destroyed. Yes they will experience the power of the God of the Jews, but for that we need to wait……

  2. He trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. 6For he held fast to the Lord. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the Lord commanded Moses.

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