• Jehoiachin and Zedekiah

    2 Kings 24:8–17

    The last four kings of Judah were caught in a downward spiral of wickedness that ultimately resulted in the Babylonian exile. They were trapped in a cycle of sin from which they could not escape. This should serve as a ...Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Northern Decline Accelerates

    2 Kings 14:23–29; 15:8–31

    Matthew Henry points to the Lord’s blessing on Israel despite the nation’s wickedness as reason for us to turn to the Lord: “Let those whose case is pitiable take comfort from the divine pity; … [the Lord] is full of ...Read More

  • Amaziah Reigns in Judah

    2 Kings 14:1–22

    Amaziah shows us once again that a half-hearted commitment to God and His Word often leads to grosser sin later on. Amaziah did not tear down the high places as he should have, and later he adopted the worship of ...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

  • Christian Amnesia

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  • A Lying Spirit from the Lord

    2 Chronicles 18

    Second Chronicles 18 reminds us that God is to be feared. He is gracious and will not refuse anyone who turns to Him in faith. But He is also holy, and He will not continue sending His truth to those ...Read More

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