The house of the LORD sits in desolation. The medium whereby Israel and Judah should be atoned is shunned. The leadership of God’s people would rather depend on heathen nations than heed the Word of the Lord (2 Chronicles 28:16, 22). But one king, immediately after ascending to the throne decides to, “[open] the doors of the house of the LORD, and [repair] them” (2 Chronicles 29:3). And for the first time in about nine rulers of Judah, there is a king that does, “that which is right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done” (2 Chronicles 29:2): Hezekiah.
Upon the completion of restoring God’s house, Hezekiah and the princes command the Levites to praise the LORD, and the ministers do so with gladness (2 Chronicles 29:30). In like manner, the LORD and His angelic host bids us to worship Him (Revelation 14:7). But, the Creator wants us to fear, give glory, and worship Him, “with all [our] heart, and with all [our] mind” (Matthew 22:37). Our LORD wants a willing heart (1 Chronicles 28:9). He literally searches our hearts, and knows our motives. He is aware of the deep, dark thoughts that define us and our actions (Proverbs 23:7).
Let us be honest with ourselves and God. Our Savior is soon to return, and our job to hasten His coming. We, like Hezekiah, should be repairing the house of the LORD, and allowing our bodies to be a place where the Spirit of the Lord can dwell (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). Let us do so with sincerity of heart and intention.