I’ve been reading again about Hezekiah’s life. He was one of Judah’s kings. He was a good king even though his father’s example was not a good one to follow. Sadly, Hezekiah’s son Manasseh would come on the scene after him and do horribly in the eyes of God.
In the middle of the recounting of Hezekiah’s reign in Judah, are some verses that summarize his character. Read them:
“Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the LORD his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.” – 2 Chronicles 31:20-21 (NKJV)
It saddens me that in our society these days, these qualities among people are fading. Even among those who profess to be Christian, fewer have these character qualities.
These used to be respected, desired, and hoped for by people for themselves and their children.
Now, however, the media wants to dog those who live godly lifestyles. Sure, they’ll flub up at some point and you can bet that the liberal media will be waiting like ravenous wolves to lift up the fault, almost as if it were a side of beef to be voraciously eaten by the pack. If they can’t find a fault, the fault becomes the fact that Jesus is a common word stated by the person of high character AND it’s not used as a swear word but as the name of the One this person believes in and credits with his or her life here and now, and eventually eternal life with Him there and then.