Tag Archive: 2 Kings 3


Miracles and Massacres

“God works so hard to get his people’s attention!  Even when man is at his worst, God does not forsake him.  In fact, it is frequently during times of spiritual crises that God shows his power most dramatically.  Surely this is true for both Judah and Israel during the reigns of Jehoshaphat and Jehoram in the south and Joram in the north, for God brings wonder after wonder upon his people.

Yet through all of this God is largely ignored by his people.  Yet through all of this God is largely ignored by his people.  So it is that punishment comes — the eradication of sin is seen as a terrifying force.  The consequences are certain, even if sometimes delayed.  And the same principle is true for the Edomites, against whom God will bring Obadiah to prophesy.”

Read: 2 Kings 8:16-22, 2 Chronicles 21, 2 Kings 3:6-27, 1 Kings 22:45 & 50, 2 Chronicles 20:34

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

“King Jehoshaphat of Judah is also rebuked for joining in alliance with his northern brethren.  Apparently the lesson to be learned is that God demands strict obedience even when certain acts seem entirely appropriate — perhaps even righteous — according to human notions.  But God also shows his readiness to forgive a penitent King Ahab.”

Read:1 Kings 22:29-40, 22:48-49, 22:52-53, 2 Chronicles 18:28-34, 2 Chronicles 19, 2 Chronicles 20, 2 Kings 1, 2 Kings 3:1-3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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