Text: Jeremiah 23:1-22 The Chapter begins with God promising to punish shepherds who mistreat and scatter His people (vv. 1-2). But he also promises to gather His scattered from where they are and make them fruitful (v.3) . The Lord also promises to raise shepherds who will feed His people and will fear no more,[…]

Text: 2 Kings 25:1-30 In the year 586 B.C., the city of Jerusalem was attacked by Babylon and destroyed, including the then marvelous temple of God. King Zedekiah was captured in flight, his sons were executed in his presence; and then he was blinded. It would appear that the Kingdom had come to an end.[…]

Text: 2 Kings 24:1-20 Good King Josiah died in battle against Egypt. Subsequently, two of his sons, a grandson, and then a third son would become kings of Judah, in a sequence covering 221⁄2 troubled years. Yahweh initially commissioned the Pharaoh of Egypt to enslave Judah as a vassal state; then sent the Babylonians against[…]

Text: 2 Kings 23:1-37 When King Josiah heard the reading of Scripture and was convicted, he acted upon it. He destroyed the things associated with wicked idolatry, started reinstating proper worship, and he especially restored the covenant meal of the Passover, which had not been kept for several hundred years. The covenant meal of the[…]

Text: 2 Kings 22:1-20 When Manasseh died, his son, Amon, took the throne. He was also wicked, and after only two years, he was murdered (v.23) . His son, Josiah, then became King; and he was a good man. Josiah began restoring and repairing the Temple. During the rebuilding process, the Scriptures which had been[…]

Text: 2 Kings 21:1-26 Manasseh becomes King of Judah, he is a wicked king, and sadly he has the longest reign of any other king of Judah. Manasseh was the wicked king that Judah ever had. He returned all the false worship his good father had destroyed (v.11). He put idol worship right into Yahweh’s[…]

Text: 2 Kings 20:1-21 At some point, during King Hezekiah’s reign, he became very sick. And Yahweh sent Prophet Isaiah to tell him that the king would die. Hezekiah prayed for more time (v.3). The King loved Yahweh and was making great reforms for Yahweh’s worship and for the improvement of God’s people (18:3-8), so[…]

Text: 2 Kings 19:1-37 The King of Assyria came against Judah demanding surrender of Hezekiah’s forces. Hezekiah tried to pacify Assyria, but it did not work as the threats continued. So King Hezekiah went into the temple, a symbol that he was going to trust Yahweh for deliverance. Hezekiah did not trust in foreign armies[…]

Text: 2 Kings 18:1-37 In this Chapter, we read about Hezekiah becoming King of Judah. We have just read about Ahaz being an evil king, but here we read about the contrast with Hezekiah and why he was good. Hezekiah destroyed the places of false worship (v.4) , he destroyed the bronze serpent, which the[…]

Text: 2 Kings 18:1-37 In this Chapter, we read about Hezekiah becoming King of Judah. We have just read about Ahaz being an evil king, but here we read about the contrast with Hezekiah and why he was good. Hezekiah destroyed the places of false worship (v.4) , he destroyed the bronze serpent, which the[…]