Peace of Hezekiah
Synopsis 2Chron 31:14-32:2 5/13/2020
With the Temple’s renewed operations, King Hezekiah recognized the need to manage the tithe. And so, he selected worthy men from the tribe of Levi to distribute the tithe to the appropriate recipients. Accordingly, they distributed the tithe to the priests and Levites who lived in various towns throughout the kingdom.
With this, there was a renewed effort to ensure all the priests and all the Levites were properly registered in their family records.
Because of his faithfulness, King Hezekiah prospered in everything he did. And the nation experienced peace in all directions.
However, later in his reign, the Assyrians invaded the southern part of the kingdom.
The Peace of Hezekiah
King Hezekiah sought to please God through re-establishing Temple worship. Relationship with God was his first priority in all he did. And this brought peace and prosperity to the entire nation of Israel.
The Peace of Christ
Jesus made a promise to you and to me. He said, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added.” So, if I spend my life seeking Him, he will give me everything I need.
And confidence in this promise is, almost by definition, peace.
“But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Matt 5:33