Remained Faithful

 Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time. He remained faithful to the Lord in everything, and he carefully obeyed all the commands the Lord had given Moses. 2 Kings 18:5-6 NLT

There are times in life where you have to depend on someone. You look at the people around you to determine who you can trust. But you don’t know what to do. You look to the right then to the left, but you realize that you cannot depend on those you know. But one thing is certain, when people fail, you can depend on God

There were many kings in Israel. Some did what the Lord commanded while others followed their own directions. It’s easy to trust in your own strength, when people look to you for leadership. You take matters into your hands and do whatever you choose. But Hezekiah was not like that. He understood that great kings were people who trusted in God. 2 Samuel 22:31 says, “God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.” When you are the king, it’s important to know that your trust is in someone who can keep His promises.

King Hezekiah knew that he could depend on the Lord.  Hezekiah walked with God; he recognized that he could depend on his God and remain faithful to Him. It’s not always easy to remain faithful; sometimes it exacts a high price from you. When three young men found themselves in a foreign land with an order to obey laws which violated their teachings about worshiping the God of heaven, they remained faithful to their God. They refused to bow down and worship the golden image made by King Nebuchadnezzar. They believed that their God was able to deliver them. They went on to say in Daniel 3:18, “But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.” When they were thrown in the furnace, they were not alone because God was with them. Whatever you face, you can trust that God will be with you even if you find yourself in the furnace.

Thought for Today: Friend, God will never abandon you.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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