You have witnessed the rises of many great kings in the past 2 months, through the books of 1st/2nd Samuel, and 1st Kings, now I am in 2nd Kings, and getting so very close to finishing this part of the story. It is inspiring to me to keep going with this blog because tonight I was reading "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life" by Donald Whitney, and read Chapter 11 on journaling and I feel like I have to keep up with all of my writing abilities; things like poetry, thoughts on scripture, anything...
FLASHDEVO - 2nd Kings 15/16/17
Sin is a dominating factor in the life of the people of Israel. It isn't just the people living in Israel, the north kingdom either, you also hear about Judah too. Judah has for the most part been out of the picture, because the writer of 2nd Kings has been focusing on Israel, and its wickedness, and as it seems to the people reading scripture, that Judah has been in the clear and that there really isn't much sin to be speaking of, and that simply isn't the case here. ISRAEL IS WICKED. ALL OF ISRAEL IS WICKED. Chapter 17 talks of a major battle fighting enemies from other nations, but it makes mention of the kings in Judah and the sins and things that were done and not done. God is at work in the chapters of the pages of history, and Scripture is readable because God really wants us to see what he has taught people time and time again. There are consequences for sin.
Be blessed this weekend.
GRACE AND PEACE!