2 Kings – Chapter 18 Verses 1 – 8: Hezekiah King of Judah

After a long stretch through Isaiah, of which we are not yet finished, we move back to the book of 2 Kings and take a look at the first few verses in the eighth chapter.

“In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.” – 2 Kings 8:1

We are back to learning about all of the kings.

“He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done.” – 2 Kings 8:3

We won’t find out in these first eight verses, so we’ll have to wait and see if doing right in the eyes of the Lord was helpful to Hezekiah.

“Hezekiah trusted in the  in Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.  And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.  From watchtower to fortified city, he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.” – 2 Kings 8:5-8

Hezekiah is a true believer and follower in God. Then again, so was Job and we all know what happened to him.

We’ll have to catch the end of this story later. The chronological order guide I’m following jumps around a bit at this point before returning to 2 Kings 8 to finish the chapter.

Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 29: Hezekiah Purifies the Temple

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