The very good King Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:5-18:8)

“King Hezekiah trusted in Yahweh the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah after him, or among those who were before him. He held fast to Yahweh. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that Yahweh commanded Moses. Yahweh was with him. Wherever he went, he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria. He would not serve him. He attacked the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.”

King Hezekiah was better than any king of Judah that went before him or came after him. According to this biblical writer, he was the best king of Judah. He followed Yahweh, never departing from the commandments of Yahweh that were given to Moses. Yahweh was with him so that he was successful in everything. He was a great Yahweh follower. He rebelled against the king of Assyria even though his father had been in a treaty with Assyria. He attacked all the Philistine cities, big or small, and as far as Gaza.

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