In this chapter we read an echo of Satan’s challenge to Adam and Eve... “Hath God said...?” Hezekiah trusted in the Lord to save the nation, but the Assyrians taunted him, saying that the gods of other subdued nations did nothing to save them, so why did Judah think their God could save them from the might of Assyria? It is the same taunt uttered today by loud-mouthed atheists and Islamists. How do you respond?
Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.
25 year old Hezekiah began to rule Judah when Hoshea had ruled Israel for three years. Hezekiah (‘Jehovah is my strength’) ruled for 29 years. His rule was just and good, as he served the Lord “according to all that David his father did” - a commendation from God Himself and one we should seek for ourselves.