Today I read 2 Kings 18 and finally we have someone who loves the Lord in power and who wants to serve Him with all his might. Hezekiah is made king over Judah. He destroys everything of the blasphemers including the high places. He is the first one to have done that since Solomon. There have been other kings who have cleansed the land of idols and other unsavory things, but Hezekiah is the first king to clear away the high places also.
It is so nice and comforting to read about someone being righteous in the book of Second Kings. I had just about given up hope of reading about anyone who wanted to serve the Lord and do what is right. But like a diamond in the rough, the righteous will always shine through. It is comforting for those of us who are trying our best to live the commandments and need that spiritual pick me up. Hopefully we will be able to read about Hezekiah for a few more chapters! Until tomorrow.