Tag Archive: 2 Chronicles 25


“When Hosea’s wife, Gomer, consorts with other lovers, she only typifies Israel’s unfaithfulness in playing the harlot with other gods.  And yet, as always, God speaks a message of hope through Hosea.  Just as Hosea redeems Gomer from literal slavery, God stands ready to redeem his people from sin.  And yet this time God will not renew his love so easily as he has in the past.  This time Israel will know real suffering and discipline before being restored to God’s love and favor.”

Read: Hosea 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14

“Despite the warnings of Hosea, the people remain entrenched in idolatry.  The focus now turns to Judah, which, though affected less than Israel, has problems of its own.”

Read: 2 Kings 14:17-22, 2 Chronicles 25:25-28, 2 Kings 15:1-4, 2 Chronicles 26:1-15

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Era of Jeroboam II in Israel

“The kingdoms of Israel and Judah will continue their spiritual decline.  Nothing, it seems, can stop their headlong rush to disaster — particularly Israel, with its love affair with Baal and idol worship. 

Under the leadership of Jeroboam II, Israel will experience great military success and resulting prosperity.  But Jeroboam’s reign will see at least three prophets crying out against increased spiritual and moral decay. 

One event in this period occurs at the site of Elisha’s tomb and proves to be quite a humorous experience — at least for those not actually involved!  The event’s more serious message probably has something to do with the fact that Elisha’s prophecy concerning victory over the Syrians is about to be fulfilled and a dead nation brought back to life.”

Read:  2 Kings 12:21, 2 Kings 14:1-16, 14:23-24, 2 Chronicles 24:27, 2 Chronicles 25:1-24, 2 Kings 13:20-25, 13:12-13

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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