Good. Right. True.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

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)

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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.

Let us be godly people who stand for the good, right, and true things; things that honor the  righteous and holy God.

Let us be people who will not be sidetracked by anything or anyone when it comes to seeking God.

Let us seek Him and stand for the good, right, and true things with all our heart.

Let us give these things to God this Christmas and every day.  Now, more than ever.

Encourage:
Read more about Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 29-32, 2 Kings 18-20, and Isaiah 38.  Notice the way these character qualities are apparent in his life.

Opportunity for Response:
Pray for our nation, that God would not abandon us.  Feel free to write your prayer as a comment.  Thank you!

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