July 13, 2015
Finally a good king, Hezekiah, who removes the high places, who did what was right in the eyes of the LORD. There was no one like him in all the kings of Judah before or after him. He held fast to the LORD and was successful in whatever he undertook.
However, in 4th year of Hezekiah’s reign out of 29 years of reign, Samaria was taken by Assyrians after 3 years of siege. This happened because “they” had not obeyed the LORD their God. I’m assuming this is the same people who were worshipping the idols that Hezekiah had destroyed, and assuming Hezekiah wasn’t responsible for this downfall.
There is the act of listening to God, and there’s the act of obeying God. It was said in today’s QT that “they” neither listened to the commands nor carried them out. This is a heavy hitting subject because it makes me reflect on myself and how I’m acting in my situation. I do not know if I’m doing everything that I should, or if there are more that I can do. Probably, but I can only do as much as my faith allows. It’s foolish to be discouraged by the fact that I suck at life in many ways, because that’s why Jesus came. I seem to forget this fact everyday. QT helps me remember every day.
I’m finishing up Revelations today, and starting again from Genesis and will be reading the bible Chronologically until I’m back at Revelations. I’m doing this with one of my best friends in Canada, reading 3 chapters a day, and we’ll keep each other on track. I will most likely try to read 1 chapter as a breakfast when I wake up, and 1 chapter as lunch sometime during the day, and 1 chapter before I sleep as dinner for my spirit.
Application: pray for lunch meeting and the work after