God, tell me a story about…a king
“This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.”
2 Chronicles 31:20-21
Read 2 Kings 18:1-8
1 – How old was Hezekiah when he became king?
2 – When Hezekiah became king, the people were not worshipping God. What did Hezekiah do to change that? (verse 4)
3 – The bible tells us that Hezekiah was a good king. What made him a good king? (verse 5-6)
Hezekiah has a problem. The king of Assyria, who is a very powerful king with a very large and powerful army, is threatening to come and invade Judah. (Hezekiah is the king of Judah).
Read 2 Kings 19:14-36
4 – Hezekiah fears that he will not be able to keep his country and its people safe. Who does Hezekiah go to for help? (verse 15)
5 – Does God answer Hezekiah’s prayer? How is Judah kept safe? (verse 35)
Read 2 Kings 20:1-11
6 – Hezekiah is very ill, who does he turn to? (verse 2)
7 – What is God’s answer to Hezekiah’s prayer? (verse 5-6)
Hezekiah is a good example to us of how we should live our lives. Read the verse at the top of this page again. 2 Chronicles 31:20-21. I sure hope someone writes that about me someday. How about you?
This week’s challenge
Sit down with your family and make a list. What can we do to show that we are obedient to God?