Today’s Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29:1-36; 31:20-21; Ephesians 5:8-10
When he assumed the throne, Hezekiah was like a breath of fresh air. He became the exact opposite of his father, doing what was right in the eyes of the Lord.
Hezekiah’s first order of business was to call the priests and Levites to repentance for allowing the Lord’s house to be desecrated. Then they opened and repaired the doors of the temple and reinstated pure worship. His passion became the inspiration that caused the people to work, the singers to sing, and the instruments to play. With the Lord granting them favor, they accomplished a lot quickly.
These actions became the beginning of revival for the Israelites (see 1 Chron. 30-31). While the king reestablished the Passover and the priesthood, the people responded by making sacrifices and giving generously. The storehouse in the temple overflowed as the Israelites once again put God first.
Unlike his father, Hezekiah sought the Lord in everything he did. He worked wholeheartedly and the entire nation benefited. The Lord does not look for perfection. He looks for sincerity. When you think about it, He really isn’t that hard to please, is He?
- How do you know when the Lord is pleased with you?