In the passage for today, 2 Kings 21, we read of Manasseh. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And if you read more about Manasseh in 2 … More Is the crimson of certain crimes of too deep a dye for the atoning blood of Christ to cleanse?
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 Don Carson: Only grace is a sufficient hedge.
“Our Daily Bread” on 2 Kings 19:1-19 Facing Danger With Prayer O Lord our God, I pray, save us . . . that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord God. —2 Kings 19:19 Trouble lay ahead for King Hezekiah of Judah. He had just received a menacing letter … More “God, your honor is at stake!”
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 Are these two words true of you?
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 Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet
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 God is serious about judging sin and sinners.
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 Do your axe heads float?
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: rather die than hate
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: Only grace is a sufficient hedge.
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 … More D. A. Carson: Religiously and theologically, Ahaz was a disaster.