Can you imagine a day in the future when the President of the United States orders the destruction of the Statue of Liberty? His justification? We've become too enamored with the idea of liberty and not the doing of it.
First, what kind of President would that be?
Second, what might the country be going through such that he would need to make that decision?
Third, what would the backlash be?
And that's what happened in 2 Kings 18. The people had made offerings to the bronze serpent that Moses had made at the command of the Lord to turn back an attack of snakes (Numbers 21). What had been a symbol of their salvation was now an idol that separated them from God.
And the godly king Hezekiah destroyed it.