I have trouble understanding why we greatly honor the Davidic line of kings, why we pray for the restoration of the dynasty. Taking as examples the last six major kings of the Davidic line, they either encouraged idolatry or used poor judgment that resulted in disastrous consequences.
ChIizkiyyahu (Hezekiah) was righteous, but used poor judgment in rebelling against the Assyrian Empire (Sennacherib). It cost 300 talents of silver and 30 talents of gold.(2Kings 18:16)
Manasseh re-instituted pagan worship in the Temple.(Jeremiah 15:4)
Amon continued his father’s practice of idolatry.(2Kings 21:19-22)
Yoshiyahu (Josiah) was righteous, but used poor judgment in rebelling against the Egyptian Empire and going into battle against them.(2 Chronicles 35:20-24)
Yehoyakim (Jehoiakim) kept switching alliances and used poor judgment in burning the Book of Jeremiah.(Jeremiah 36:1-32)
Tsidkiyyahu (Zedekiah) did not listen to Jeremiah and rebelled against the Babylonians, which led to the utter destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.
Other than messianic longings, why do we give them so much honor?