2 Chron. 28:1-4, 19, 23-25            What bad things did king Ahaz, Hezekiah’s father, do?

Would Ahaz have been a bad influence on or example for Hezekiah?

But how does Hezekiah turn out (2 Chron. 29:2; 2 Kings 18:3)?

 

What does God say about David since it says that Hezekiah did like David (Acts 13:22)?

 

If your father is evil (like Hezekiah’s), does that mean you have to follow in his steps?

Does this show that you can’t blame your evil ways/habits on your en­vironment or family background?

 

2 Chron. 29:3-5, 11, 20-21, 24, 28-30, 35            What good things does Hezekiah do?

 

Are you concerned about people’s correct worship of the true God?

[Worship is to show by your actions your supreme respect, reverence, allegiance, or honor to Deity or a god; acknowledging God’s nature, attributes, ways, and claims by praise and/or by action/service, great devotion to.].

And do you exhort full-time Christian workers (e.g., Christian disciplers/trainers, evan­gelists, ministers, missionaries) to not be negligent in their service to both God and people (2 Chron. 29:11)?

If so, how?

 

2 Chron. 30:1        What does Hezekiah invite all Israel and Judah to do?

 

Do you invite people to come to your Bible study group/church to worship God, and why?

 

2 Chron. 30:6        What does Hezekiah exhort the people of Israel to do?

 

Do you encourage believers who have backslidden (gone carnal/disobedient to God) to re­turn to the Lord, and why?

 

2 Chron. 30:18-22          What does Hezekiah pray for?

Just as Hezekiah asked God to pardon the ceremonially impure Is­raelites who were seeking/worshipping the Lord from their heart, do you pray for God to pardon people who worship Him incorrectly (Jn. 4:24), but who come to Him in sincerity of heart/motive?

For example, Charismatics who feel they’re worshiping God “in tongues”, though “speaking in tongues” (an unlearned earthly language), as a spiritual gift, ended by A.D. 70 because its primary purpose of being a sign to the unbelieving Jews of impending judgment was fulfilled by A.D. 70 when general Titus and the Roman army destroyed Jerusalem and both massacred and took the remaining Jews captive (1 Cor. 13:8 with 1 Cor. 14:21-22 with Isa. 28:11, 13).

 

2 Chron. 30:22     To whom did Hezekiah speak encouragingly?

 

Do you speak encouragingly to God’s full-time Christian workers (Christian disciplers/trainers, spiritual teachers/leaders)who show good insight in the things of the Lord?

Why, and how?

 

2 Chron. 30:23-24           What does Hezekiah generously contribute so that the people could worship God longer?

 

Do you ever contribute anything so that Christians can worship God longer or better?

If so, what?

 

2 Chron. 31:2        What does Hezekiah organize?

 

Do you organize Christian activities or training so Christians can wor­ship or serve God properly?

If so, what?

 

2 Chron. 31:4        What does Hezekiah command so that the priests and Levites can devote themselves to God’s work fully?

 

Do you either financially support or encourage others to financially or materially support godly missionaries, teacher-trainers, and/or spiritual leaders so that these Christian workers can devote themselves full-time to God’s work?

Is this biblical (1 Cor. 9:9-14; 1 Tim. 5:17-18; 3 Jn. 1:5-8)?

 

2 Ki. 18:4              What else does Hezekiah do?

[“high places” were places the Lord was worshipped contrary to the one place commanded by God – Deut. 12:2-7, 13-14].

Do you try to get rid of the idols in your area by removing them from your own life first and then by warning Christians you know or meet of the subtle, potential idols in America (e.g., sports, TV, money, fancy homes or cars or clothes, college degrees, music, career, computers, movies, material possessions, family, hobbies, etc.)?

 

2 Ki. 18:5        What excellent quality is said of Hezekiah?

How big/great is your trust in God, and why?

 

Are you trusting God for your: future, finances, marital status, etc.?

 

2 Ki. 18:6        What good things does it say about Hezekiah?

 

Are you clinging (following closely in obedience) to the Lord?

 

2 Ki. 18:7        How did God respond to Hezekiah’s life of trust and obedience?

 

Do you think God will prosper you and be with you wherever you go?

 

2 Chron. 31:20-21              What does it say about Hezekiah?

 

Are you doing that which is good (morally beneficial/profitable), right (just/fair; in conformity to God’s standards/will), and true (in conformity to fact), and why?

 

And are you seeking (giving attention, supreme devotion, and priority to; worshiping) the Lord with all your heart/being?

If so, specifically how?

 

2 Chron. 32:7-8        What did Hezekiah encourage/exhort his people to do, and why?

 

When you’re out numbered or the odds are humanly against you, do you encourage others to trust in the greatness of God to overcome the circum­stances, if you know it’s God’s will?

Why?

 

2 Chron. 32:20 (2 Ki. 19:1-5)        What does Hezekiah do regarding the invading Assyrian army surrounding him?

 

Do you take your problems to God in prayer, seek godly counsel, worry about them, or try to work them out yourself, and why?

 

2 Chron. 32:21-22           What happens?

Why (2 Ki. 19:20)?

 

Do you see how God wants us to come to Him and be dependent on Him?

 

2 Chron. 32:24 (2 Ki. 20:2-3)        What did Hezekiah do when he became mortally ill?

 

2 Ki. 20:5          What does God do?

 

2 Chron. 32:25        What didn’t Hezekiah do that he should have?

 

Why didn’t Hezekiah thank the Lord for his healing?

How did God respond?

 

Do you see how much God hates pride and how one person’s sin can af­fect other people?

Are you a prideful person?                   Why?

 

And do you thank God for answers to your prayers?

Or, do you think the answers are coincidental or of your own doing?

 

2 Chron. 32:26     What does Hezekiah do about his sin of pride?

How does God respond?

 

2 Chron. 32:29         What does God give to Hezekiah?

 

Has God given you anything, especially if you’ve lived an obedient and trusting life in God?

 

2 Chron. 32:32     What other good comment does it say about Hezekiah?

 

What do you think will be the story of your life, and why?

 

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