The success of King Hezekiah (2 Chr 32:27-32:31)

“King Hezekiah had very great riches and honor. He made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all kinds of costly objects. He built storehouses also for the yield of grain, wine, and oil. He had stalls for all kinds of cattle and sheepfolds. He likewise provided cities for himself. He had flocks and herds in abundance. God had given him very great possessions. This same King Hezekiah closed the upper outlet of the waters of Gihon. He directed them down to the west side of the city of David. King Hezekiah prospered in all his works. So also in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land. God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.”

King Hezekiah became very rich much like King Solomon. He had gold, silver, precious stones, spices, and expensive stuff. He also had huge storehouses for grain, wine, and oil, plus lots of livestock. He was a very rich guy. He diverted some water to the west side of Jerusalem with a pool and canal. King Hezekiah was very generous to the Babylonian envoys who wanted to make an alliance with the king of Judah. He showed them all the treasures of his realm, when they came to see him about his illness. This made the prophet Isaiah upset in 2 Kings, chapter 20. However, there is no mention of the Babylonian captivity here.

The success of King Hezekiah (2 Chr 31:20-31:21)

“King Hezekiah did this throughout all Judah. He did what was good and right, faithful before Yahweh his God. Every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, to seek his God, he did with all his heart. Thus he prospered.”

Everything was wonderful under King Hezekiah. He provided for the service of the Temple according to the law and the commandments. He followed Yahweh with his whole heart, so that he and Judah prospered.