What I Read Today:
1 Timothy 5; John 10; Hosea 4; Psalm 17; 2 Kings 18; Genesis 20
We meet King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 18. The king assumes the throne after his wicked father dies. We don’t know much about his upbringing or how he came to be so different from his father. Yet we see that Hezekiah immediately tears down the false idols and turns the people back to God.
What does this tell us about God?
It tells us that God does not care about our upbringing or our background. He seeks to use people wherever they come from. The only thing that matters to God, is your heart. It doesn’t matter if your parents believed or don’t believe. Your past circumstances, no worries. No issue is too great or small for our God.
Hezekiah would rule for over 30 years. During his reign, the people turned to God. The king did everything in his power to turn the people back to God.
Unfortunately, after he died the people would return to their wicked ways. But Hezekiah was faithful to God. In the end, all we can do is our own part. What happened before and what happens after aren’t in our control. That we leave to God.
While we’re on this earth our job is to be faithful.