2 Chronicles 28:22 says that King Ahaz was increasingly unfaithful to the Lord. His son, Hezekiah, was twenty-five years old when he became king. Though he was raised by an evil father, he did not follow in his footsteps. In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he gathered the priests together. He went right to work to remove his father’s evil influence. He gave them instructions to remove the rubbish from the holy place.
Hezekiah restored worship in the house of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 29:27 says, “…And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord also began…” Verse 28 says, “So all the assembly worshipped, the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded…” Here is an interesting part. Verse 36 says, “Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced that God had prepared the people, since the events took place so suddenly.”
I love the suddenly’s in the Bible. When our hearts are fully centered on the Lord, and we are fulfilling His purpose, He will act suddenly. He is our Masterful Orchestrator. Nothing and no one will stop Him. He will carry out His purpose for our nation.
Hezekiah reinstated the passover which had not been kept. 2 Chronicles 30:26 says, “So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon…there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.”
Here is a warning for all who resist the Lord and His ways. Proverbs 29:1 says, “He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” Let us prepare our hearts, stand on our unshakeable foundation of eternal truth, and watch for Him to act on behalf of this nation which is His inheritance. I encourage you to read Psalm 2.