Our Daily Bread

So Jehoiachin put off his prison garments. And every day of his life he dined regularly at the king’s table,  and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, according to his daily needs, as long as he lived. 2 Kings 25:29-30 Charles H. Spurgeon comments in “Morning and Evening, Feb … More Our Daily Bread

D. A. Carson: Never more than a generation or two from apostasy and oblivion

D.A. Carson on 2 Kings 22-23, in “For the Love of God, Vol 1, Nov 9” THE LAST SERIOUS ATTEMPT at moral and theological reformation in the kingdom of Judah is reported in 2 Kings 22.After that, there is only the final slide into exile. King Hezekiah, the effect of whose reign was so largely good, was succeeded by … More D. A. Carson: Never more than a generation or two from apostasy and oblivion

June 24 2 Kings 22-23

June 24 2 Kings 22-23 (ESV) Josiah Reigns in Judah 22:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the way of David … More June 24 2 Kings 22-23

For GOD’s sake

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Now, O Lord, please remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word … More For GOD’s sake

June 23 2 Kings 20-21

June 23 2 Kings 20-21 (ESV) Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery 20:1 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’” 2 Then Hezekiah … More June 23 2 Kings 20-21

Pattern for prayer

And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said: “O Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.  Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear; open your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has … More Pattern for prayer

2 Kings: Every once in a while a really evil or stupid king arises

Dr. D.A. Carson on 2 Kings 16 (from “The Love of God, Vol 1, Nov 3”) THE BOOKS OF 1 AND 2 KINGS, though they follow the fortunes of both Judah and Israel (the southern and northern kingdoms, respectively, after the division that followed Solomon’s death), lay more emphasis on Israel, the northern ten tribes. More space … More 2 Kings: Every once in a while a really evil or stupid king arises