Hezekiah was a good king. He is one of few in the line of David whose heart was set on following God. He kept him first and foremost and was aware of him in everything. The scripture records that because of this, he was successful in everything he did. Yet, let us consider two other things. Firstly, he was the son of Ahaz and secondly the father of Manasseh. His lineage is directly located between two of Israel’s most vile kings. Their is something to be learned here. We must consider that faith and will trump heritage and upbringing. We are not creatures determined by our upbringing as far as god is concerned. We all choose to stand with or against God. Even though our upbringing informs that, it doesn’t guarantee it. We must remember that our journey in faith must be a personal one. Any vile person can be the Father of a Hezekiah. Any Hezekiah can be the son or father of a vile person. We must withhold judgment and give opportunity equally to follow God as David did.
2 KINGS 18:1-8
Posted byJosh McGaryPosted in2 Kings, Bible Thoughts, blogs, teachingTags:2 Kings, 2023, ahaz, bible, Bible Thoughts, faith, Hezekiah, legacy, Manasseh
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts