Hezekiah became king when he was 25 years old and he reigned for 29 years. His mother’s name was Abijah, daughter of Zechariah. Since his mother was mentioned, you know the next verse is important
He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done.
2 Chronicles 29:2
His father Asa did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord. Hezekiah made it right. In the first month of the first year, he re-opened the doors of the temple. He called on the priests and the levites to consecrate themselves and the temple. They started the first day of the first month and in 16 days they had finished consecrating the temple.
It was revival… and there’s a curious footnote here that re-occurs throughout history.
v. 34 the Levites had been more conscientious in consecrating themselves than the priests had been.
When God starts to move on a people to turn them back to himself, he starts in the lives of the willing few…the rest catch up later.
The service of the temple was reestablished..
Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly. 2 Chronicles 29:36 (NIV)