In Whom or In What Do You Trust?

2 Kings 18:5, “He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.” 
False hope never delivers in the end. Hezekiah’s father had trusted in idols and other nations, rather than the one true God and His Word. That did not end well for Ahaz. Unlike his father, Hezekiah’s exclusive hope in every situation was the Lord, and he was obedient to God’s Word, even when it came to national relics of historical importance, like the bronze snake on a pole which had been made by Moses. The people wrongly began to worship that image, but Hezekiah’s trust in God and His Word led him to destroy the icon. He did not want the people worshiping a dead, useless image. True hope resides only in the Lord Jesus Christ. Trust Him.