—2 Chronicles 30:9 (NASB)
Hezekiah makes a very interesting appeal to the remnant of God’s people left in Judah who Hezekiah is calling back to the Lord. He states that returning to God’s Word and ways is not only beneficial for the each individual so doing, but that it will have the same kind of effect on God’s people belonging to the northern kingdom of Israel who have already been carried away into captivity. In other words, personal faithfulness is not just something whose effects are limited solely to each individual, but provide something tangible for fellow believers as well. I don’t think we seriously consider that when we succeed or fail in our spiritual relationship with Christ that the benefits or detriments are not limited exclusively to just us alone.