Key Passage: Isaiah 53:6 “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Big Picture Question: What can you do when you are scared? I can pray to God for help.
Christ Connection: Hezekiah was a good king. He led the people of Judah to love and worship God. But even good kings sin. Jesus is our faithful king. Jesus never sinned. Jesus will come back to earth to make everything right. He is our King forever.
Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible study continues to look at Isaiah’s prophetic ministry, this time during the reign of King Hezekiah, the son of King Ahaz.
King Ahaz had not been a good king. Ahaz had not respected God’s law, or God’s prophets. Ahaz worshiped idols. King Hezekiah, however, “did what was right in the Lord’s sight just as his ancestor David had done.” (See 2 Chron. 29.) The Lord was with Hezekiah, and Hezekiah prospered. Over time, Hezekiah’s wealth and success led to pride. How did Hezekiah react when God said everything in His house would be carried off to Babylon? “Who cares? I’ll be dead by then.”
Hezekiah was a faithful king who led the people of Judah to worship God like they were supposed to. But even good kings are sinners. Jesus is our faithful King who never sinned. One day He will return to make all things the way they are supposed to be. Jesus is our King forever.
Family Activity: List things you would like for people to say about you when you are not there to hear. Read 2 Kings 18:5-7. The Bible says King Hezekiah obeyed God and God was with him. Hezekiah made mistakes, but we remember him as a good king.