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8th December 2022

Being An Encourager

(Series on encouraging – Part 5)

Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.”

And Hezekiah wept bitterly.”

2 Kings 20:3.

Hezekiah – King Of Judah

Hezekiah was the son of King Ahaz, who the Bible tells us was a notorious idolater. Hezekiah took the throne at the young age of 25 and rained for 29 years. When King Hezekiah was on the throne he repressed the Canaanite religion, campaigned against idolatry, and began to centralise the worship of Yahweh in Jerusalem. The prophet Isaiah helped encourage King Hezekiah in the removing of idolatrous elements from worship, cleansing and sanctifying the temple, and restoring temple duties to the Levites. In 2 Chronicles 32:7-8, when Hezekiah realized that Jerusalem was facing an attack, he gathered his men together and encourage them by saying “be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are just men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” These words greatly encouraged the people.

Matthew Gospel account, specifically mentions Hezekiah as being in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The name Hezekiah means “Yahweh is my strength.”

One of the ways that we as Christians can show God that we love Him is to strengthen and encourage each other as we fight the battle against our enemy.


Isaiah 38:1-3.


Great and Mighty Jehovah, embolden me with the power of Your Holy Spirit when I am tempted to fear. Please strengthen me, help me, and hold me up with Your righteous right hand I pray, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.



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