2 Chronicles 31

Scripture

2 Chronicles 31:1 When all this had ended, the Israelites who were there went out to the towns of Judah, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. 

They destroyed the high places and the altars 

throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh. After they had destroyed all of them, the Israelites returned to their own towns and to their own property.

 

Observation

Hezekiah sent a letter throughout Israel and Judah, telling the people to turn their ways and heart back to God. 

2 Chronicles 30:9 “He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”

2 Chronicles 30:14 They removed the altars in Jerusalem and cleared away the incense altars and threw them into the Kidron Valley.

Hezekiah prayed. God heard his humble prayer and He healed the people. 

2 Chronicles 30:26 There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem. 27 The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, 

and God heard them,

 for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling place.

 

Understanding 

2 Chronicles 31:20 This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. 21 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.

Application 

Humble yourself and commit your whole heart to God. 

God is searching for those whose hearts are fully devoted to him. Whose hearts refuse to lift themselves above Him. Whose hearts are humble enough to be vulnerable and fully lean upon Him. We live and move and have our very existence because of Him. 

Is He not worthy? Is He not faithful? Is He not love?

He is waiting to pour out all he has to those who turn their hearts to him. He is waiting to heal our land, our homes, our kids, our marriages, our finances, our bodies…


Tear down the high places,
 
Let the Spirit rush in, 
 
Return to HIM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Deborah Lee