2 Chronicles 29:1 New International Version (NIV)
Hezekiah Purifies the Temple
29 Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah.
Hezekiah was a man of action. When you look at the kings of Israel and Judah, they will take up about half of a chapter. King Hezekiah receives 3 1/2 chapters about his reign.
We see qualities in this man of action that we can learn from and apply to our lives.
- Thankfulness in his life: He was thankful for having a second chance at life. He got 15 years added to his life. On his death bed he thanks God for his life, but also repents and asks God to grant him more years.
- He does the right things quickly: He did not put off what he could do today. Men of action step into those moments with intentions of doing the right thing.
- He makes personal decisions: He did not wait for the crowd. Men of action see something in their life and they step into the moment.
- He loved other people: He was bold in his outreach. He saw what could be in people and their potential. He helped them live it out.
- He gave grace to those who needed it: A man who was given much grace is more willing to give grace to others.
Get into the action, man!
Do not live a life standing around wondering what just happened.
Step into the moments given to you, so that later in years or even in death, ‘There Lies a Man of Action’.
Strength and Courage