In the second year of Joash the son of Joahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem. And he did what was right in … More RIght in the eyes of the Lord…BUT
June 20 2 Kings 14-15 (ESV) Amaziah Reigns in Judah 14:1 In the second year of Joash the son of Joahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddin … More June 20 2 Kings 14-15
Bob Deffinbaugh concludes a message, “The Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet—Grave Matters Or Runaway Corpse” from 2 Kings 13 With this chapter, we come to an end of an era—the times of Elijah and Elisha. Other prophets will preach to the northern kingdom of Israel, but the time for Israel to repent is … More The power of God demonstrated
June 19 2 Kings 12-13 (ESV) 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash  began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. 2 And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 3 Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the … More June 19 2 Kings 12-13
June 18 2 Kings 10-11 (ESV) Jehu Slaughters Ahab’s Descendants 10:1 Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of the city,  to the elders, and to the guardians of the sons  of Ahab, saying, 2 “Now then, as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master’s … More June 18 2 Kings 10-11
Bob Deffinbaugh on 2 Kings 10, in a message, “The Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet—Jehu Cleans House (Ahab’s House)” Some might be repulsed by the events of our text as violent and bloody. I would agree that what Jehu did was violent and bloody. I would suggest that this should warn us as … More How much does God hate sin?
In 2 Kings 8, we read of the Shunammite woman‘s obedience to Elisha to sojourn “wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine.” Elisha knew good and well who causes famines. God does.Leviticus 26:3–4 says, If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, then I will give you … More Sovereign over famine and restoration
June 17 2 Kings 8-9 (ESV) The Shunammite’s Land Restored 8:1 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and … More June 17 2 Kings 8-9
Pastor Heath Taylor posted at his blog, “The Pulpit and the Pew,” Do your axe heads float? I have found that many of mine don’t. Before you get too confused or frustrated to continue reading, I should tell you that I was reading through the ministry of the prophet Elisha recently. (1 Kings 19 – 2 Kings 13) He … More Floating Axeheads?
Naaman’s Servant Girl An Advent Poem by John Piper “Grandma.” “Yes, Sarah.” “Mamma told Me once about how very bold You were when you were nine or ten, And how a mob of Syrian men Stole you away from home at night. She said there was an awful fight, And other things you kept inside. … More Naaman’s Servant Girl