Kings Week 14: Day 1

Pray and read

Praise God for revealing himself by his word, and ask him to help you hear and respond to it with repentance and faith by his Spirit at work in you. Read 2 King 18:1-16.

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What is Hezekiah like as king of Judah? How is he different to the other kings of Israel and Judah? What is the resulting impact on his rule as king?

What happens to Israel (north) during Hezekiah’s reign in Judah (south)? Why?

By the end of this section Assyria is practically at Jerusalem’s gates. How optimistic do you feel about Judah’s future at this point as a reader of kings?

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How might Hezekiah serve as an example of how to live as one of God’s people?

Pray

Ask God to give you the kind of trust that Hezekiah (and David) had, that you might hold fast to the Lord and not stop following him.

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