• 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

  • Do Not Touch the Lord’s Anointed

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  • Ahaz Appeals to Syria

    2 Kings 16

    Failure to believe God’s promises leads only to trouble. Ahaz did not trust the Lord but trusted in Assyria, and Judah suffered greatly. We may not sin to the same degree that Ahaz did, but we are likewise tempted regularly ...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

  • The Fall of a Proud King

    2 Chronicles 26

    Uzziah’s fall demonstrates again that God takes our worship of Him seriously and that pride can lead to all manner of other sins. We must worship the Lord in a manner agreeable to Scripture and seek to grow in humility ...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

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