Hezekiah is described as a righteous king who does what is right in the eyes of the Lord. (18:3) What are some specific things that he does in this text that demonstrate this to be true?
Compare and contrast the posture of the Assyrians before God (18:19-25, 18:28-35, 19:9-13) with that of Hezekiah (19:1-4, 19:14-19). What can we learn from them? What warnings can we take away from them?
Read Hezekiah’s prayer in 19:14-19. What is commendable about it? What are some of the underlying theological themes that at its foundation? How is it instructive and exemplary for us, as Christians today?
How does God (through Isaiah) respond to Hezekiah’s prayer? (19:20-37)
What can we learn from this text about persecution, and how to respond to it? How does Hezekiah respond to persecution in his life?
What are some warning signs that we begin to see in Hezekiah’s life in 20:1-11? Are there any indications that his attitude is not fully pleasing to the Lord? (If so, what are they?)
Why do you think that Hezekiah shows his treasures to the envoys from Babylon? (20:12-13) How does God (through Isaiah) respond to this? (20:14-18) What does Hezekiah’s response (20:19) reveal to us about his heart, and his priorities?
How does Hezekiah serve as a cautionary tale for us toward the end of his life? (2 Kings 20)