• Asa Stumbles

    2 Chronicles 16:1–17:1

    Matthew Henry comments, “God governs the world in infinite wisdom, and the creatures, and all their actions, are continually under his eye.” We who are servants of the Lord should take great comfort from this, for it means the Lord ...Read More

  • Evil Kings in the North

    1 Kings 15:25–16:7

    God uses evil individuals to judge other evil people, but that does not absolve His instruments of judgment for their sin. That should remind us that we cannot be excused of evil motives for actions that end up causing good ...Read More

  • Asa’s Religious Reforms

    2 Chronicles 15

    Jesus says that we are not worthy of Him if we love our mother or father more than we love Him (Matt. 10:37). Practically speaking, one of the things this means is that we cannot let our love for our ...Read More

  • King Asa of Judah

    2 Chronicles 14

    Scripture calls us to pray with confidence and boldness (e.g., Heb. 4:16). However, persisting in sin and disobedience makes it hard for us to do this, for we understand that God’s answers to our prayers often are connected to our ...Read More

  • The Folly of Fighting the Lord

    2 Chronicles 13

    The Bible closes with the redeemed people of God worshiping the Lord in spirit and in truth (Rev. 21). As we worship the Lord rightly, we prepare for that final day, and we are assured that Christ will defeat all ...Read More

  • The Most Precious Recipe

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  • The Fall of Jeroboam I and Rehoboam

    1 Kings 14:1–15:8

    God’s grace is the only reason why His kingdom continues at all. His people are sinful and can make no claim on the Lord to sustain His church. Yet, God has graciously promised to do so. That does not make ...Read More

  • A Disobedient Prophet

    1 Kings 13

    God does not contradict Himself, so we cannot believe a new “word from God” as the altar prophet did when it violates what God has already spoken. In our new covenant era, this means that we cannot accept the claims ...Read More

  • Jeroboam I Breaks the Covenant

    1 Kings 12:25–33

    Augustine of Hippo comments that “for all that, King Jeroboam of Israel, who had proof that God was true, when he got the kingdom God had promised, was so warped in mind as not to believe in him.” When we ...Read More

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