Hezekiah cleansed the Temple and restored public worship. This was a sudden revival that took everyone by surprise. (v.36) Verses 18-20 look to a greater and more powerful cleansing from sin than that of Temple sacrifice! The good Lord has provided atonement for us who look to Him – through Jesus!
“In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the LORD and repaired them.”
Right at the start of his reign as king Hezekiah sets about TRUE WORSHIP of the Lord.
Those whole passage is dedicated to encouragement for readers – To be about the worship that our God has ordained through His word to us.
A good king seeks the benefit of God’s church.
How marvellous it is that in our high king of heaven, God the Son, Jesus – We have a king who is the head of the church, the bridegroom, the one who saves!
We as little tabernacles are bound up as the body with our Lord Jesus as the head.
It is to Him that we come, this is our king!
He seeks our good!
And if one were to ask how, what else have we to answer but to point to His work on the cross – The true man bearing the wrath of God for His people.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Dear Lord God,
Thank You for what we read here, the witness of Hezekiah at this time.
Please help us to approach You properly, in the order and form that You have set down. We want to worship You Lord, You are our God!
Thank You Lord, thank You.