• The Beginning of the End for Judah

    2 Kings 23:30b–24:7

    Although the final days of Judah were filled with much trouble, we can take comfort from the fact that God fulfilled His promise to discipline Judah for her sins in that it proves His justice and trustworthiness. When the Lord ...Read More

  • Josiah’s Final Battle

    2 Chronicles 35:20–27

    Josiah was not a perfect man, but in the main he was obedient to the Lord. Therefore, he was regarded as a righteous king. As we live lives of faith and obedience, we can likewise be called righteous, even as ...Read More

  • Josiah’s Passover

    2 Chronicles 35:1–19

    We should not discount the real trials that we face or pretend that things on this side of glory are better than they really are. That does not mean, however, that we should practice an austere religion devoid of all ...Read More

  • Josiah’s Covenant Faithfulness

    2 Kings 23:1–20

    It is easy to go through life never thinking deeply about the way we worship the Lord. However, Scripture is quite clear that the Lord takes His worship seriously. That is why we must be careful not to let any ...Read More

  • The Law of God Recovered

    2 Kings 22

    The delay of divine judgment because of Josiah’s repentance shows us the Lord’s mercy. Even when severe discipline comes, those who continue in faith and obedience will often be spared the worst of it. When God disciplines His people as ...Read More

  • 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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