I find great comfort in this passage. A little background for understanding, at this time the Hebrew people were newly come back to the Lord. King Hezekiah turned the nation away from evil and began restoring them into favor with God:
He tried to do that which was right, but there were too few priests. . .
We know that the Law of Moses is very particular, and very specific as to how things were to be done. Hezekiah had a choice, either do nothing. . . have the people not partake of the Passover, or to do it to the best of their ability. . . not fully sanctifying everything and everyone in the manner prescribed by the Law. . . and to fall upon the mercy of God to look at their hearts, and to cover them with the Grace of God. . . .
Again I read it. . .
There are some who have gone before us. . . who didn’t do everything according to how the Bible prescribes that things be done. . .Not speaking of righteousness, but in ways of ‘cleans[ing] according to the purification of the sanctuary. . . ‘ This gives me hope. . . those who prepared their heart to seek God. . .though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary. . .the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people. . .
I weep. . .there is hope. . .
No one at the end of the day, can point a finger at God and justly accuse Him of not being righteous. . . In spite of not doing everything to the letter of the Law. . . the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people. . . .
Unrepented of unrighteousness will not be ignored, but at least in this occasion in the Old Testament failure to follow the letter of the Law was forgiven. . .
I thank you my God. . .
This is great comfort to me.
I have hope. . .
I love you my Lord. . .