None like him:  theunfetteredpreacher 

2 Kings: 18:5

He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.

What a Testimony,  it’s right up there with David, the man after Gods heart, and Enoch and Noah, who walked with God, Levi, whom the Lord said walks with Me.

Do we really trust in the Lord God?  Is the Lord writing  that on our tombstone?   Probably not.

We don’t really exercise our faith, our lives are too  easy. Our troubles, usually caused by our own decisions.  Not from persecution, not because we stand strong for the Lord. 

We don’t have to fear not, only believe… for our daily bread, our rent, or clothing,  we have modern medicine keeping us alive and well.

These things all diminish our need, our reliance on God.   We can take it from here.

Until something happens to cause us to reach out.   An accident, an incurable decease,  our children in trouble.   

We call out then, and wonder at the hopelessness that haunts and freezes our souls, minds and hearts.

We need to turn back to the Lord.  Realize it is He who has allowed us to prosper, He who has granted us health, strength,  wisdom and peace.  

Not we ourselves,  we are just the sheep of His pasture. 

So who had this great testimony?   Hezekiah, the King of Judah.  It is said:

~ “he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord
~ “he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments
~ “he trusted in the Lord God of Israel;

The result:
~ “the Lord was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth:

Saints,  I would like that on my tombstone. I would like that in my life.

I purpose in my heart to learn to walk in this revelation,  to do the right thing, to cling to the Lord, and not leave Him, to trust and Rely on Him and His Word.

To expect to be prosperous in the Work of the Kingdom.  To see souls saved, the sick healed, the brokenhearted comforted.

To live in the Will of God, to forsake my own desires, wanting only Him.

Lord, hear my prayer…  Amen

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