Uphold Righteousness and Be filled With God’s Reward
King Hezekiah upheld the scepter of righteousness in the land of Judah, and God prospered him.
The scripture reported Hezekiah’s courageous decisions that turned out to become his achievements.
It is reported,
“Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, cut down the wooden images, and threw down the high places and the altars—from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh—until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own cities, every man to his possession” (2 Chronicles 31:1).
King Hezekiah lived a victorious life and he was honored till the sunset of his life. His end was reported, “… So Hezekiah rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the upper tombs of the sons of David; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death. Then Manasseh his son reigned in his place” (2 Chronicles 32:33).
Lesson on Righteousness Upholding
God’s rewards of goodness are bound to manifest in believers’ lives. Sweet and befitting testimonies will pursue people who are determined to walk in God’s ways, just like they happened in the life of King Hezekiah in the Bible.
The king excelled his predecessors because he feared God, and all things worked out well for him. He began his life story by enforcing God’s laws in his land.
Unlike his predecessors, Hezekiah ensured that idol shrines were destroyed in the land of Judah (2 Chronicles 31:1).
As a gesture for his steadfastness, God blessed Hezekiah with wisdom and strength. The king was brave to frustrate a powerful invading King Sennacherib of Assyria.
King Hezekiah devised engineering scheme to frustrate his enemies by terminating water courses that could have sustained them; meanwhile, he secretly rerouted the water courses through underground tunnels.
In addition, King Hezekiah was also able to supervise an invention of a storage system that stored temple articles.
The king ensured that God’s priests and their families were well cared for.
However, the greatest achievement of King Hezekiah is yet to be mentioned: He was humble enough to put Satan to shame when the enemy was determined to waste his life through pride.
God helped King Hezekiah to finish his earthly race well. He died at a very old age to receive an expensive royal honor in Jerusalem. God will reward us!
Prayer on Upholding of Righteousness for God’s Reward
O dear Lord please teach me how to love you with all my heart. Help me to be loyal to you. Let me serve you with honesty so that I can merit your lasting blessings.
Anoint me through your Holy Spirit to remain fit for your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.