Question Answer Series [18] : What does it mean to trust the Lord?

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Question: What does it mean to trust the Lord?

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In the third year of the reign of Hoshea son of Elah as king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz became king of Judah at the age of twenty-five, and he ruled in Jerusalem for twenty-nine years. His mother was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. Following the example of his ancestor King David, he did what was pleasing to the LordHe destroyed the pagan places of worship, broke the stone pillars, and cut down the images of the goddess Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze snake that Moses had made, which was called Nehushtan. Up to that time the people of Israel had burned incense in its honor. Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel; Judah never had another king like him, either before or after his time. He was faithful to the Lord and never disobeyed him, but carefully kept all the commands that the Lord had given Moses. So the Lord was with him, and he was successful in everything he did. He rebelled against the emperor of Assyria and refused to submit to him. He defeated the Philistines and raided their settlements, from the smallest village to the largest city, including Gaza and its surrounding territory.

Want to meditate on 2 Kings 18:5,6 The word of God “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” What a testimony!

Who was this man? Hezekiah became the 13th King of Judah at the age of 25 and reigned for 29 years. His father was King Ahaz an evil king. He came to power when the entire nation was totally away from the Lord. But Hezekiah purified and repaired the Temple, purged its idols, and reformed the priesthood. Hezekiah enacted sweeping religious reforms.

Powerful Assyrian king Sennacherib came against Judah, and Hezekiah then had to face the invasion. Hezekiah did not rely on Egypt for support, but relied on God and prayed to Him for the deliverance. God sent out an angel who, in one night, struck down “a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians.

The lesson, all started with one man in a very corrupt environment deciding to trust God, hold fast to the Lord, and decided to follow and keep the Lord’s commands.

When we set rules for our children, We do it, out of love for our kids and if they keep it, it is for their good. Yes, it makes us happy to see the well-being of our children. The same way Lord gave us commands for our good and when we keep it, our father in heaven is pleased.

Final thought, No more excuses, trust should result in true obedience.

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