2 Chronicles 29:1-31:1
- Hezekiah as king desired to reform the religious life of the nation, and worked urgently to a definite plan. What steps did he follow? Note his speed (29:3; 30:2) and his priorities (29:16-21)
- What evidence do you find that the Passover (chapter 30) was not merely an outward from, but signaled a genuine turning back to God? What signs were there of true spiritual revival?
Note. 30:2, 3, 13, 15. The king availed himself of the provision in the law that allowed the Passover to be kept in the second month, instead of the first (see Num. 9:10, 11), and thus avoided having to wait almost a year.
2 Chronicles 31:2-32:33
- How far Hezekiah’s thoroughness in all matters connected with religion the secret of his success? See especially 31:20, 21. Cf. Rom. 12:11; Col.3:23.
- What lessons can we learn from the way in which Hezekiah met opposition?
- How far did this spiritually minded king fall short of perfection? How may we learn from him?
- 32:1.This reference to Hezekiah’s faithfulness (31:20) is introduced to show that coming of Sennacherib was not because he had sinned.
- 32:5 Archaeologists think ‘the Millo’ (see mg.) at Jerusalem was probably part of the fortifications or the foundations for them.