2 Kings 18:5 NKJV — He trusted in the LORD God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him.
For he held fast to the Lord ; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses.
II Kings 18:6 NKJV
These words are written about King Hezekiah.
These two verses are an opportunity to learn from King Hezekiah’s example.
The first tells us of his trust in God.
The next, what he did, how he lived a life of trust in God.
The Bible makes it clear we should trust God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
Psalm 62:8 KJV — Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
What does a life of trust look like?
The life which trusts; holds fast to God, doesn’t depart from following Him, and keeps the commandments.
This can feel a bit daunting until one reads Jesus’s words.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV
This is trust.
Walking daily in complete devotion to the Lord and not doubting His ability or His character.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
James 1:6 NKJV
To live, holding fast to God, follow Him, keep the commandments, all begins in the heart and flows out into attitudes, actions, and words.
Trust requires choice, practice, and understanding.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the example of King Hezekiah and so many others in scripture. Lord, thank You for making it clear that not only are You worthy of all our trust, we need to trust You. When we try to live without trusting You it doesn’t go well. Lord, please help us to trust You, to choose to cling to You and to follow You and to obey Your commandments. Please help us to love our neighbor as ourselves and to love You more than anything else. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.