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1. Hezekiah trusted in the Lord 2 Kings 18:5: “He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.” “There was [just] no one like him…” Hezekiah was one of the best kings who ever sat upon the throne of Judah, and is distinguished as the greatest in faith of all Judah’s kings (2 Kings 18:5)—probably excluding King David, though, for "David was a man after God's own heart," (and that's the reason my daughter and her husband are naming their 1st son-to-be, "David.") He is to be dramatically contrasted with his father, Ahaz, and “lucky” to have survived him who “sacrificed his son [Hezekiah’s brother] in the fire to another god” (2 Kings 16:3 NIRV). Moreover Hezekiah was actually sandwiched between 2 rotten-apple kings as the fortunate one again, not to be his own son (Manasseh). “Manasseh also sacrificed his own son in the fire” (2 Kings 21:6). SMM Job said this in Job 13:15: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in Him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” 2. He clave to the Lord 2 Kings 18:6: “For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.” In Nehemiah’s day, “[God’s people] clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered...into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes.” 3. He followed the Lord 2 Kings 18:6: “For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.” A later king of Judah, King Josiah, followed his example, “And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.’ 2CH 34:33 4. He kept His commandments 2 Kings 18:6 “For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.” Jesus tells New Testament believers in John 14:15 (New International Version): “If you love me, keep my commands. And John 14:21: “Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."
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