What Made Hezekiah Great 2 Kings 18 1

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What Made Hezekiah Great? 2 Kings 18: 1 -6

What Made Hezekiah Great? 2 Kings 18: 1 -6

What Did Not Make Hezekiah Great ²His father § His father was Ahaz (2

What Did Not Make Hezekiah Great ²His father § His father was Ahaz (2 Kgs. 16: 2 -4; 2 Chron. 28: 22 -27) § Hezekiah “rose above his raising!” ²His children § Some children bring honor (Prov. 15: 20) § Hezekiah’s son did not (2 Kgs. 21: 1 -6) ²His age § Young (25) when he began (2 Kgs. 18: 2) § Old age is not a guarantee (Eccl. 4: 13)

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²“And he did that which was right in the

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²“And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord…” (2 Kgs. 18: 3) § Hezekiah’s reign was radically different from that of his father Ahaz (Isa. 2: 6 -8) § His was not a “word only” type of obedience. He practiced it § He would become like “…David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will” (Acts 13: 22) § This was a cause of great joy in Jerusalem (2 Chron. 30: 26)

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²Hezekiah made a complete restoration (2 Kgs. 18: 4).

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²Hezekiah made a complete restoration (2 Kgs. 18: 4). § Hezekiah was a man of action. • “High places” were places of idolatry. • Cut down the “groves” (wooden images -NKJV) • Broke the brazen serpent (Num. 21: 6 -9) ²When anyone at anytime decides to “go back to the word of God”, there will be a need to cut off or destroy things that interfere

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²“He trusted in the Lord God of Israel…” (2

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²“He trusted in the Lord God of Israel…” (2 Kgs. 18: 5) § The kind of a life a man lives proves if he trusts in God • Ahaz—Manasseh did not trust God • Noah did—he built the ark (Heb. 11: 7) • Abraham did—he left home for a new home (Heb. 11: 8 -10) § Hezekiah was a great man because he trusted in God (Prov. 3: 5 -6)

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²“For he cleaved (held fast, NKJV) to the Lord…”

What Did Make Hezekiah Great ²“For he cleaved (held fast, NKJV) to the Lord…” (2 Kgs. 18: 6) § Means to become an intermingled part together with the other § This is expressed a couple of times in the New Testament (Rom. 12: 9; 1 Cor. 15: 58)