August 2, 2022
2 Kings 21-25
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Day 213: Journey Through the Bible in a Year
Focus Verses for Today: 2 Kings 23:29-30
Ask God for His understanding of 2 Kings 21-25. Read 2 Kings 21-25. Let’s journey!
Commentary: Hezekiah was the greatest king since David. Also like David, he was not a great father, as Hezekiah’s son, Manasseh, was the worst king of Judah. Manasseh incited the anger of the Lord against Judah, leading to the fall of Jerusalem. Amon, Manasseh’s son, followed his father and was quickly assassinated. Josiah ruled after Amon and was the last good king of Judah. The return to worshipping the Lord spared Judah from destruction for a time. Josiah returned to the Law of Moses, destroying pagan alter and worship sites. Josiah was killed in battle with the Egyptians, a battle in which he did not need to partake. The kings that followed Josiah reverted to pagan worship, rejecting the Lord, leading to the destruction and capture of Jerusalem in 586 BC by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
Focus Verses: 2 Kings 23:29-30 – Why did Josiah go to battle against Egypt? What didn’t he do before going to war? Why is it important to always seek the Lord before making a decision? Do you consult the Lord before all decisions in your life?
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