Tag: 2 Kings

The Crown Has Fallen From Our Head

This cry to the Lord in Lamentations 5:1–2 “take note, and see our disgrace! 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers” is not news to the Lord. It has only come because of Judah’s hard refusal to listen to…

I Will Rescue You on That Day

The word of the Lord is fulfilled, the siege of Jerusalem is over. In Jeremiah 39:2 “the city was taken by assault” and the army of Nebuchadnezzar burns the city, takes the gold, silver and bronze from the temple and…

Turn Back Why Should You Die

Judgement is coming in Ezekiel 32:23 to “those who spread terror in the land of the living”. And in Ezekiel 32:22 “all of them killed” and in Ezekiel 32:25 “all of them uncircumcised”. These great warriors fought with everything in…

Seek the Prosperity of the City

The Lord is separating the people and those that listen to him through Jeremiah go into captivity. How can this be for their good? But to those that go and trust him, he says in Jeremiah 29:7 ‘in its (Babylons)…

You Will Go to Babylon

Jeremiah recognizes the exile is coming. There is no escaping and there is a prayer of intercession in Jeremiah 10:24 “Chastise me, O Yahweh, but in moderation, not in your anger, lest you eradicate me”. The Lord is driving out…

Pack Your Baggage for Exile

Judah is taken by Babylon and the seventy years of their exile begins. Egypt is also taken by Babylon and begins their own forty years of exile. This is the second great dispersion of the children of Israel and the…

Can You Not Learn a Lesson

The Lord has spoken directly to the leaders and the people through the prophet, but they don’t listen. So, the Lord brings the Rechabites into the temple and tests them before everyone, saying “Drink wine”. They had been forbidden by…

Act With Justice and Righteousness

The Lord makes what seems to be a simple request in Jeremiah 22:3 Thus says Yahweh, “Act with justice and righteousness …”. But the sons of Josiah are subject to tribute at the hands of Egypt. The peace the Lord…

The Wealth They Gained has Perished

As Judah and Jerusalem enjoy a period of thirty-one years of relative peace through the reign of Josiah, Jeremiah prophecies the destruction of Moab. As described in Jeremiah 48:11 “Moab has been at ease from his youth”. The Moabites have…

Consecrate Yourself and Prepare

Josiah restores not only the covenant with the Lord, but restores the Passover and feasts. But they had never celebrated Passover which is followed by the seven day feast of unleavened bread. There had been a priestly order, but they…

I Will Break His Yoke From Upon You

The Lord knows those that have a heart for him and will not allow there ungodly to go unpunished. The only question is when and how. We find God’s wrath delayed as king Josiah finds a scroll, the Torah, and…

But They Would Not Listen

Nearing the end of Isaiah’s days as a prophet and at the end of Hezekiah’s life, we have parallel accounts in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles of the life of Manasseh, successor to and son of Hezekiah and then Manasseh’s…