Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
1 Timothy 2:13 - If we deny him he will also deny us: yet if we are faithless he always remains faithful. He cannot deny his own nature.
Read - 2 Kings 18:1-8, 2 Chronicles 29:1-2, 2 Kings 15:30-31, 2 Kings 17:1-4
Israel diminishes yet Judah sees a revival under King Hezekiah. Why? He removed idols so that God alone would be worshipped. He trusted in the Lord. He made the choice, the daily choice, to be faithful to God even though nobody else was doing it. His reward? The LORD was with him in everything! Wouldn’t you like that?
Lord, help me to be faithful even in un-faith-filled surroundings.
The bronze serpent is a picture of one of the many problems of the times...the people were idolatrous and didn’t know the God that saved them :
The people didn’t know God…even so much that they were worshipping a Bronze pole that had once been an item that God used to help them. They had been deceived into worshipping bits of the creation rather than the Creator. The people didn’t love God. We spend time with what we love. They spent their time with false God’s and in trivial pursuits of human power. Their world had been divided. The people were not obediently serving anything other than their own interests. They had been give the perfect place to play out the purpose of their lives but all they could see was destruction. Yet, God is faithful and sent a faithful King to bring the people of Judah out of the mire. We can praise God and His faithfulness!