• 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

  • 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

  • Lord of the Nations

    2 Kings 8:7–15

    God’s people have lived under regimes that have been friendly to them and also those that have been hostile to them. As King over the nations, the Lord causes both kinds of regimes to rise and fall according to His ...Read More

  • Covenant Curses upon Israel

    2 Kings 6:8–7:20

    As we continue our study of the Old Testament Historical Books, we should be in awe of the Lord’s patience with His people. He preserved Israel and Judah far longer than they deserved, continually sending prophets to plead with the ...Read More

  • Grace to a Syrian Commander

    2 Kings 5

    God freely bestows salvation on those whom He chooses, even those whom we might think are the least likely candidates for it. We are not to demand of those to whom God shows His grace more than He demands of ...Read More

  • Elisha and a Shunammite Family

    2 Kings 4:8–37; 8:1–6

    It is easy for us to get attached to specific teachers and ministers whom the Lord has used to greatly bless us. However, while we should esteem faithful servants of God, we must never elevate their words to the level ...Read More

  • The Miracles of Elisha

    2 Kings 4:1–7, 38–44; 6:1–7

    The Lord knows our real needs better than we do, so sometimes He does things for us that we did not expect or addresses needs that we did not know we had. Still, we know that the Lord is concerned ...Read More

  • Seeking the Wrong God

    1 Kings 22:51–2 Kings 1:18

    Idolatry is not a benign sin but is something that the Lord takes extremely seriously. Thus, we should daily seek to put to death any impulses to idolatry in our own lives. Let us devote ourselves to inquiring only of ...Read More

  • Jehoshaphat’s Successes

    2 Chronicles 17

    It takes wisdom to choose the right associations. While we want to be as generous and open as possible, we cannot be spiritually united with those who profess faith in Christ and yet jettison key tenets of orthodoxy. We cannot ...Read More

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