• Manasseh’s Repentance

    2 Chronicles 33:10–20

    There is a time to examine our consciences and to understand the full magnitude of our sin. However, if we are not careful, such introspection can turn into despair. Thus, we must also meditate on the grace of God and ...Read More

  • Manasseh’s Reign of Terror

    2 Kings 21:1–18

    Manasseh’s example is a warning to us not to presume upon the grace of God. The Lord is slow to anger and exceedingly patient, but if we take advantage of this patience by remaining in our sin, we can expect ...Read More

  • The Need for a Better King

    2 Kings 20:12–21; 2 Chronicles 32:27–31

    Whether we are reading about a good king such as Hezekiah or one of the evil kings of Judah or Israel, our study of the Old Testament Historical Books should drive us to recognize our need of Christ, the only ...Read More

  • The Lord Heals Hezekiah

    2 Kings 20:1–11

    When we pray, we must remember that God is sovereign and will answer us according to His eternal purposes. That does not mean, however, that we should not be earnest in prayer. Hezekiah prayed earnestly, and he was healed. We ...Read More

  • God Determines Your Plans

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  • Sennacherib Defeated

    2 Kings 19

    In a sense, God has put His honor on the line in promising to save His people. By fulfilling His covenant commitments to redeem us, the Lord reveals Himself as the God of all nations when He keeps His Word. ...Read More

  • Assyria Invades Judah

    2 Kings 18:13–37

    The Lord promised in Isaiah 8:9–10 that Assyria would not ultimately succeed when Sennacherib invaded Judah. Similarly, He promises us that the enemies of His people will not finally win but that we will reign with the Lord over all ...Read More

  • Hope in the Southern Kingdom

    2 Kings 18:1–12; 2 Chronicles 30

    Hezekiah’s reformation shows us that the Lord will receive and bless His people even after a great fall when they repent and dedicate themselves anew to His covenant. We do not know what shape this blessing will take in every ...Read More

  • Idolatry Continues

    2 Kings 17:24–41

    Although today’s passage paints a bleak picture of continuing idolatry, there is a faint note of hope with the reminder that God will deliver those who fear Him from their enemies (2 Kings 17:39). This was the lesson that the ...Read More

  • Israel Falls to Syria

    2 Kings 17:1–23

    In light of the full witness of Scripture, we must see Israel’s exile as foreshadowing the exile of those who do not submit to God as Lord. At the last day, all who have not repented and turned to Christ ...Read More

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