I think that chapters 19 and 20 share two themes: persistence and faith, which both interconnect often. Starting with chapter 19, Hezekiah has great anxiety over Judah’s safety with the possibility of complete destruction at the hands of Sennacherib, king of Assyria. 449 more words
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Whether the power of the king as king be absolute, or dependent and limited by God’s first mould and pattern of a king. (Part 6)
2 Kings 22:11, 18-20 (NIV)
11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.
18 Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: 19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse[a] and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the LORD. 278 more words