Sometime last week, my pastor preached about Hezekiah and the value of personal prayer using the text 2 Kings 18-19. But while reading that text in Church, I felt I needed to know more about what happened, so I did further study on it.
This article and the ones that follow in this series, will be details of my discovery. I will run the Bible text like a commentary and then identify lessons in italics as we go on. Be blessed.
2 Kings 18:1-8: Hezekiah was a king that walked before God in truth of heart. He “clave” to the Lord and God made him prosper. We see this ring true throughout the Scriptures that when you stick to God, you will prosper. Isaac in Genesis 26:12-13, King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles 26:5, Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:33.
2 Kings 18:14-16: Sometime later, King Hezekiah ran into a problem because the King of Assyria had come against him. Even after Hezekiah had given him gold and silver, that wicked king was still relentless. This tells me something: Don’t try to appease/beg the enemy – Satan – but stand your ground on the Word of God. James 4:7.
2 Kings 18:17-35: So that wicked king sent 3 of his top officials to scare the people of Judah. This is another device of the enemy: FEAR. 1 John 4:18. So we need to be careful what we feed our ears, minds and hearts with. Even seemingly innocent friends/family can instill fear in us unknowingly by the things they say.
2 Kings 18:36: However, the people did not reply these officials because Hezekiah had told them not to. I believe this is a tactic for success in life: SELF CONTROL. People will provoke you just so you react but we need to restrain ourselves. 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)
We will continue with this text in the next article. Feel free to share your own Bible study text with me/the readers. Just let me know 🙂