Study 31 From the Book of 2 Kings is: 2 Kings 18:1-19:7
What four points about Hezekiah’s attitude and conduct with reference to God are mentioned in 18:3, 5 and 6? Are these things true of us? How did Hezekiah’s faith manifest itself in action, and what evidence had he of God’s favour and blessing? See verses 4, 7 and 8.
In what ways did the Assyrian speaker, Rabshakeh, threaten the people of Israel? What were the reactions to this attack of (a) the people, and (b) Isaiah? Cf. Ex. 14:13; I Sa. 17:44, 45; Dn. 3:15-18. Are you able to encourage others by your faith, or are you among those that fear and need encouragement?
18:22. Hezekiah’s reforming zeal was no doubt unpopular with many. Rabshakeh knew this, and sought to turn it to advantage for his own end.
19:3b. A figure of speech denoting a crisis of extreme gravity.