Our God reigns, and no politician can stay his hand

Overwhelmed at all the political commercials, ads and election coverage? Frustrated by the general political climate? Here is some encouragement to PRAY for our leaders, no matter what political party they belong to. John Piper, in a sermon, “Pray for Kings and All in High Positions” No king, no president, no premier, no Ayatollah can stay … More Our God reigns, and no politician can stay his hand

Can you see God in these long passages of Isaiah?

As we approach some days of long readings in Isaiah, let’s pause to understand Isaiah’s purpose in writing.  Isaiah was a well-educated man, married with two sons and called to preach in Jerusalem during the period of 740 BC until after 701 BC.  This was the period after King Uzziah died (ch6) and the succeeding … More Can you see God in these long passages of Isaiah?

Ahaziah and Ahab. Both corrupt. Both under God’s ultimate rule.

2 Chronicles 22:7  “But it was ordained by God that the downfall of Ahaziah should come about through his going to visit Joram.” Ahaziah decided to join  Joram, king of Israel, in order to try to  recapture Ramoth-gilead from Hazael, king of Syria.  He had advisors that encouraged him to do this.  A few years prior to this, Jehoshaphat had … More Ahaziah and Ahab. Both corrupt. Both under God’s ultimate rule.