2 Chronicles 29-32
Summary: Hezekiah became king of Israel at 25 and reigned for 29 years. Hezekiah wanted to do what was right in God’s eyes and repair the damage the previous kings and people had done. Hezekiah began by repairing and consecrating the Temple. Hezekiah celebrated the Passover, even though it was passed time, because he knew it was the right thing to do. This inspired the people and they destroyed the so-called sacred stones and Asherah poles and made sure that there were no longer false gods in the nation. Hezekiah called for the nation to provide for the priests and pay tithe. God had provided so well for the people because of the faith they have shown that the priests had more than they could handle that was tithed to them. God gave with abundance. The king of Assyria decided to lay siege to Israel and take it for himself because of their abundance. However Hezekiah called out to God in great faith and God sent an angel who annihilated all the fighting men, leaders, and officers of Assyria’s army. The king of Assyria was murdered by his own sons. Hezekiah became proud and God got angry with him and the people, but Hezekiah and the people repented. Hezekiah lived his life for God and lead his people well in pursuit of God
What is one key verse? 2 Chronicles 31:21
And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered.
How does what you read change your vision of God? It didn’t change my vision. It just confirms what I already know. God listens and cares for his faithful people.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others? It just confirms that I need to stay strong in my faith, that I need to trust that God is with me and he wants the best for me and that I need to listen to Him and do what His word says.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? I will try to be more faithful and listen better to His word.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? In how Hezekiah led with faith and led his people to faith.