In the OId Testament 1 & 2 Kings are history books which track the various kings in the divided land of Israel and Judah. A repetitive theme occurs for each new king, which says if he did what was ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in the eyes of the Lord. This was an important measuring line as it showed which king’s followed God ways. In chapter 18, Hezekiah became king in Judah...

He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done. 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. He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.
— 2 Kings 3,5-6 The NIV Bible

It goes on to say the Hezekiah trusted in the Lord. Because of this devotion to God, the Bible says God was with him and granted him success in all he did! When Hezekiah followed God’s ways the results were clear for all to see. We too have a choice: are we going to do what is ‘right’ in the eyes of the Lord or not? Hezekiah made the right choice and God blessed him. Today, let me encourage you to be like Hezekiah and make the right choice...

 Gary Bastin - Hope Community Church leader

Gary Bastin