I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of 2 Kings 18:6, “Thou shall fear the LORD thy God; Him shall thou serve, and to him shall thou cleave, and swear by His name.”
From the above context we see that King Hezekiah was firm in his decision. According to the above context Hezekiah feared, served and clung to the Lord as king of Judah. He was considered as a righteous king. After King David, many kings failed to serve God but Hezekiah like David, followed the Lord in all his ways. Hezekiah was a true son of David. Though some of the kings, did that which was right, but they were not like David. God raised one up like David himself and he was King Hezekiah. He carefully preserved the brazen serpent that had been lifted up in the wilderness, as a memorial of God’s goodness to their fathers in the wilderness. But The People of Israel often forgot the goodness of their God, while they were in the wilderness, They did not heed to the word of God, or exercise their faith; in God, But they always believed in superstition and other dangerous evils and often, provoked God. True faith in God, meditation in God’s word, and prayer to the God of Israel, is all that one needs, to function as God’s children. Thus we see that Hezekiah trusted in the Lord God of Israel and did all that was right in the sight of God.
In the petty kingdom of Judah. The pious character and the excellent course of Hezekiah wasadmired by many other kings.SinceHezekiah feared the Lord, he was successful in all that he did, because he followed the commandments of God. The Bible says, God sent His Prophet Isaiah to inform him to set his house in order. He said, “Set Your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.”Hearing this Hezekiah was shocked, so he turned his face towards the wall and cried to the Lord. He also reminded God about all his good deeds. He reminded the Lord that he had been faithful to God, and that he had walked in truth and with a loyal heart, as the king of Judah. He wept bitterly before the Lord.
God took pity on Hezekiah and he spared his life and extended another fifteen years to his life. Thus we see how Hezekiah won the heart of God. And was a successful king of his times. To those of you who are reading this message, I wish to tell you that, all of us wish to be successful in our life. Many of you are longing to succeed in your profession, in your studies or in your business, or in your family life. But somehow you don’t seem to achieve success. May be you are, worried about your debts, you are wondering as to how you will clear the bills? You seem to be worried about your future? Trust in God Almighty. He will remove poverty from your house and keep you rich and prosperous. The Bible says, You shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart. Are you willing to search for God? Are you ready to seek God and find Him while He is available to you. Change your attitude. Live up to His expectation. Do that which is right in the sight of God, like Hezekiah. Then you shall find a change in your life. Surrender to Him and you will be successful. All your desires will be fulfilled. He will crown you with joy. He will never ever put you to shame. Like Hezekiah God will also extend the days of your life. God Bless You.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you Lord for teaching us to hold on to You, to seek you and find you with all of our heart. Teach us to cling to You, that we may achieve success in our life. Help us to always, walk in tune with You. Never to forsake You or go away from Your presence. Help us to be like king Hezekiah, who did that which was right in the sight of God. Make us successful in all that we do.