Tag Archive: 2 Kings 14

“It is not at all surprising that Amos is rebuked by Amaziah, the high priest, for it is, after all, the selfish religious establishment which has led the people into this institutionalized and meaningless form of religion.”

Read: Amos 7:10-17

“The wickedness against which Amos speaks is also seen in the political chaos which comes following Jeroboam’s death.”

Read: 2 Kings 14:28-29, 2 Kings 15:8-18

Era of Uzziah and Jotham in Judah

“King Uzziah, also known as Azariah, has reigned over Judah with great success.  But his good fortune is about to go to his head, and he will suffer serious illness for his presumptuousness.  Uzziah’s illness will necessitate a co-regent to run the day-to-day affairs of state.  Uzziah’s son Jotham is a good leader, but he is not the religious man needed by this materialistic, immoral, unjust, and complacent people.”

Read: 2 Kings 15:5, 2 Chronicles 26:16-21

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.


“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.

The Preaching of Jonah Against Nineveh

“God selects a man from southern Galilee by the name of Jonah to take a special message of repentance to the heathen Assyrians living in the great metropolitan area of Nineveh. 

The basic improbability of the mission, as viewed through human eyes, is underscored when Jonah attempts to evade his special responsibility and is swallowed by a large fish which God miraculously provides for the occasion.  Thereby convinced of God’s limitless power, Jonah proceeds to deliver the message that Nineveh is about to be destroyed and that repentance is in order.

The account is an amazing demonstration of God’s universal grace and divine concern at a time when a rather exclusivistic Israel is in great need of a reminder that, despite being God’s chosen people, their failure to repent actually lowers them to a level of spirituality beneath even penitent pagans.”

Read: Jonah 1, 2, 3 & 4

“The historical record now confirms Jonah’s mission and tells how God gives Jeroboam great military success and prosperity.”

Read: 2 Kings 13:5-6, 2 Kings 14:25-2

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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