Hezekiah was a King that did right after the ways of David, but he wasn’t a perfect man. As we read these scriptures it can cast a light on our own life; one thing that particularly struck me was 2 Chronicles 32:25. It says, “But Hezekiah did not repay according to the favor shown him, for his heart was lifted up; therefore wrath was looming over him and over Judah and Jerusalem.” God had shown Hezekiah great kindness and kept him from destruction, namely from early death in this occasion, but Hezekiah didn’t respond to God with the gratitude He deserved because his heart was lifted up. Hezekiah began to take for granted what the LORD did for him; maybe he was thinking he deserved it. The Bible says Hezekiah did finally humble himself, but later on we hear how ambassadors from Babylon came and he foolishly shows off all his things to them. As the LORD lifts us up and blesses us, it is important that we remain humble with a heart of true gratitude and a sober attitude about ourselves.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan