READING THE BOOK OF SECOND KINGS CHAPTER EIGHTEEN.
Not much is said about Hezekiah because his secret for success was simple and short. He trusted in the Lord, and that made him the the best king of Israel in history. What could we accomplish if we place our complete trust in God?
Our favorite verse in 2 Kings Chapter 18 is:
Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. (2 Kings 18:5 NIV)
Place our trust in the Lord, as Hezekiah did.
- The word trust comes from a Hebrew word that represents “rush to refuge, but not so abruptly.” That is to say that, when one has a safe place of protection, one should go there quickly but without panic, because the shelter is impregnable to the enemy. The important thing is to get to the shelter. That shelter is God.
- The secret of Hezekiah trusted in God was his determination to do what pleased God, he remained faithful and obeyed God’s commandments.
- Hezekiah enjoyed divine company and protection. God blessed him in all his undertakings. The biblical text states that Hezekiah was one of the greatest kings of God’s people.
Our father who art in heaven, we want to make today a special day, we want to dedicate our lives to you and place our trust in you. We don’t want to put our trust in you not in mortal and fallible individuals. Give us refuge in your powerful arms. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.