Hezekiah Cleanses The Temple

2 Chr 29:1- 36

Hezekiah began to reign as king in place of Ahaz his father, at the age of twenty five. Unlike his father, Hezekiah had a heart and passion for God.

From the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord and repaired them. He also called all the priests together and told them to sanctify themselves first, and then the house of the Lord. The temple was already at this time filled with much filth from the previous generation. The temple worship had been abandoned, the doors shut, no incense burnt, and no offerings made to God. These were the things Hezekiah was set to change.

So the priests, having been charged by Hezekiah, cleanse themselves first and then went to work and cleansed up the whole temple within eight days, bringing out every filth and uncleanness found. They finished the whole work by the sixteenth day, and reported to Hezekiah.

After the cleansing of the priests and the temple, Hezekiah moved on to the leaders and the whole nation. He rallied everyone together and both sins offerings and burnt offerings were offered to God for the whole land. What a king!

When people set their hearts on God, many things are possible. A whole nation, a whole people could be cleansed when a single man makes himself available for God’s purpose. Will you be that man?

Some verses to remember

vs 2-3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.
He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them.

15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.

28  And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.

35 And also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace offerings, and the drink offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the house of the LORD was set in order.

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