Category Archives: 2Kings

Face to the Wall

The news was devastating. “Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.” Not what King Hezekiah wanted to hear. Though at the point of death, how he had hoped that the prophet’s visit would have … Continue reading

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A Caution About Imitating the Wrong Stuff

It seems he was an innovator. A collaborator. An imitator. Ahaz, king of Judah, took the things of God and thought he could improve on them. He visited other nations and partnered with them to bring the best of their … Continue reading

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To Them, On Them, Toward Them

A verse in 2 Kings pops this morning. I know it’s because of a book I’ve recently listened to on the heart of Christ, Gentle and Lowly, by Dane Ortlund. Ortlund, in the manner of the deep meditations of the … Continue reading

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Did I Just See Jesus?

Honestly, of all the well-known Bible characters in the Old Testament, Elisha would probably be the one I “get” the least. First, I find him the most forgettable. Ask me to list his bio off the top of my head, … Continue reading

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We Are the Circumcision

The measure of a king in the Old Testament was who they worshiped. The measure of a saint in the New Testament is how they worship. That’s what I’m picking up from what’s being laid down in my readings this … Continue reading

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Two Mule Loads of Earth

He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. Thus reads the bio of Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria (2Ki. 5:1). A great man yet a grieved man. Had all the fame … Continue reading

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But For the Sake of Another

He was an evil king, just not as evil as his father before him. He worshiped idols, but not the idols of the nations around him. Instead he bowed to the fake idols of his own kingdom that were fashioned … Continue reading

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Grace In the Most Unexpected Places

Strike three, in a sense. Under Moses, despite great deliverance, every adult who walked out of Egypt, hundreds of thousands of people, died wandering in the desert because of unbelief and rebellion. Moses himself failing to enter the promised land. … Continue reading

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Windows in Heaven

Situation? Desperate. Famine followed by siege. Even when they could freely leave the city walls, there was so little food in the fields. It was so bad, in fact, that even donkey heads and dove’s dung were only accessible to … Continue reading

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Done! Time to finish the job. It had already been over tens years since the city was captured and the people carted off into captivity (2Kings 24:10-17). Over ten years since all the treasures and all the vessels of gold … Continue reading

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