Jehoiakim’s Last Years

“Jehoiakim must have a death wish.  He has callously burned God’s written Word, and now, with the strength of a mouse pursuing a lion, Jehoiakim has the audacity to rebel against Nebuchadnezzar.  Fortunately for Judah, Nebuchadnezzar does not react with immediate military force, at least not directly.  However, he may well be the motivating force behind the attacks against Judah by several of its neighbors over a four-year period of inconclusive war.”

Read:  2 Kings 24:1-4

“Perhaps it is during these years of conflict with old enemies of Judah that Jeremiah brings the following judgments against those enemies.”

Read: Jeremiah 48, 49

“But Jehoiakim will not live to see vengeance brought on his enemies.”

Read:  Jeremiah 22:18-23, 2 Kings 24:5-6, 2 Chronicles 36:8

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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