The name Hezekiah in Hebrew means "God has strengthened." This is appropriate, given the story of this uncommon king's life and reign.
The "self-made" person, so revered in modern society, is a myth. No one creates themselves. The Bible is clear that everything about our lives is a gift.
Jehoiada faced the challenge that almost all of us face. That is, how do we exert influence when we have so little power?
Distress is so interwoven into the biblical story that we almost stop noticing its power.
Thousands of years ago the wisest, wealthiest, and most powerful man of his day compiled a book of pithy and practical insights for living well. Solomon’s timeless book of Proverbs provides nuggets of wisdom that are guaranteed to bring success in every area of life.