• God’s Mercy to Israel

    2 Kings 13

    It is vital that we understand that God wants to show mercy to sinners. If we are confident that God, for the sake of His Son Jesus Christ, is merciful, then we will be encouraged to turn from our sin, ...Read More

  • A Gentle King

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  • God’s Judgment on Joash

    2 Chronicles 24:15–27

    Personal trust in the Lord is required for salvation. We cannot rest on the faith of our relatives, friends, or fellow church members, but we must trust in the Lord ourselves. The authenticity of such faith proves itself over time ...Read More

  • Starting Out Well

    2 Kings 11:21–12:16

    Jehoiada’s positive influence shows us that we should not grow weary in doing good and in passing on the faith to others. As we seek to teach our relatives and others the tenets of our faith, we can get discouraged ...Read More

  • The Reign of a Wicked Queen

    2 Kings 11:1–20

    When it seemed that the line of David was about to die out, it was preserved by a faithful priest and his wife, who ultimately were instruments in the hand of our promise-keeping God. The Lord’s commitment to preserve David’s ...Read More

  • Jehu Destroys Ahab’s Line

    2 Kings 10

    Jehu did well in addressing Israel’s idolatry. Still, the continuing false worship at Dan and Bethel revealed that Jehu did not remove idolatry from the heart of Israel. When we fail to address the root of sin but make changes ...Read More

  • Naboth Avenged

    2 Kings 9:14–37

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage that we must “see the end of pride and cruelty, and say, The Lord is righteous.” It is good and right when criminals receive the punishment they deserve. We must not let our empathy ...Read More

  • Watch Who You Imitate

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  • Jehu Anointed King-of Israel

    2 Kings 9:1–13

    Dr. R.C. Sproul frequently observed that believing in God is easy but believing God is much harder. It is difficult to continue trusting in God’s promises, for so often the Lord seems to delay their fulfillment. This is especially ...Read More

  • King Jehoram of Judah

    2 Chronicles 21

    As believers, we must be cautious about the influence of unbelievers in our lives. Non-Christians who have undue influence on us because of the kinds of relationships we have with them can lead us away from the Lord. This happened ...Read More

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