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Day 138 of the podcast, reading 2 Chronicles 29-32 NET, read along at:
This is day 138 of our journey.
Today we focus on the great king Hezekiah and the reforms he brought to the land of Judah. King Hezekiah's first official business was to reopen the temple of the Lord and to repair the damage done by his father. When the temple had been repaired, he called for all Israel to celebrate the Passover again. The festival was the greatest that had been seen since the time of King Solomon. He brought all forms of temple worship back to the people and reinstated the priests and Levites in their roles.
Near the end of his reign, Judah was invaded by King Sennacharib of Assyria who proudly denounced the God of Judah. In response, the Lord destroyed Assyria by his power and rescued his chosen people. King Hezekiah became a very wealthy and powerful man. Over time, he became prideful and received punishment from the Lord but, in the end, he repented and was forgiven for his hubris.
Join me in 2 Chronicles 29-32 to learn of the reign of King Hezekiah.
2 Chronicles 29:3
In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the Lord’s temple and repaired them.
2 Chronicles 30:2
The king, his officials, and the entire assembly in Jerusalem decided to observe the Passover in the second month.
2 Chronicles 31:21
He wholeheartedly and successfully reinstituted service in God’s temple and obedience to the law, in order to follow his God.
2 Chronicles 32:7
“Be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic because of the king of Assyria and this huge army that is with him! We have with us one who is stronger than those who are with him.
All Scriptures are from the NET.
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