“1Hezekiah became king when he was twenty-five years old; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem….2He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father David had done.” – 2 Chronicles 29:1,2
Most people have an idea of right and wrong. But God knows what is right and what is wrong. With so many people turning away from the Creator, it’s natural for man’s ideas of right and wrong to change. Animals and treated “humanely”, but people are treated as animals. Animal testing is wrong and eating meat is immoral, but human life is devalued. Men marrying men and women women is perfectly acceptable to the large percentage of young people, but fewer are giving real thought to traditional, life-long, monogamous marriage-which provides the best environment for children. Entertainment has become the new religion that is taking over the old religion where God was the focus of worship. Even so-called Christians think about church in terms of entertainment value and what it does for them. Faith and conviction in the unseen God has been replaced by a need to experience and feel God.
God does not change. His right and wrong does not change. Kings like Hezekiah were pleasing to God because they did His will. Other kings like Ahaz, Ahab and Jeroboam did evil because they substituted the will of God for dumb idols. Hezekiah began his reforms by cleaning away the false worship. He turned people back to God. He cleansed the temple and restored the true worship. What is happening today is no different. Only by knowing God and reading the Bible can a person know what is right even as society all about him changes. Let’s be like the great people of the Bible who did what was right in God’s eyes.