October 16, Reading 1 – 2 Kings 18


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SAA Notes

Hezekiah is like Solomon, a glorious beginning with an ending that brings the dissolution of the kingdom and the judgment of God. Without Christ’s atonement, paradise is always lost by the saints. We who are spiritual (i.e. alive to God) are so easily overcome. Hezekiah repented (2 Chronicles 32:26) but that could not atone!

SJA Notes

“He trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. For he held fast to the LORD.” v5-6

For he held fast to the LORD.

Notice it’s not great acts of kingship or politicking, excellence in warfare or diplomacy that makes Hezekiah a king apart.

It’s because he holds fast to the LORD.

Like a little one grabbing hold of their parent’s leg when scared.

God is our Father. We are, as much as He gives us the ability, to hold fast to Him. Because we can do this as His people, with the faith that He gives.

And while it doesn’t stay that great (even in this passage), it’s an exhortation to us today to mirror Hezekiah in this.

He was both the Lord’s Christ at that time, but also he was a disciple of Jesus, walking with the Lord.

Let’s be encouraged to cling fast to the Lord. To express our desperate need for His strength, His arms to wrap us tight. For Him to save us daily from the troubles of this world, because we cannot save ourselves.

Praise God that He loves us!

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