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2 Kings 24-25
by Audrey Rogers on June 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 24--Verse 2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by his servants the prophets.God always keeps His Word and sometimes He even brings calamity to people. This is a concept that is hard ...
2 Kings 22-23
by Audrey Rogers on June 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 22--Verses 10-11 (NIV)Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.King Josiah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. As he was working out payment for some workers, the Books of the Law were foun...
2 Kings 20-21
by Audrey Rogers on June 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 20--Verse 17Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the Lord.King Hezekiah was dying and prayed for healing. God heard his prayer, promised to add fifteen years to his life and deliver Jerusalem from attack by Assyria. These promises ...
2 Kings 18-19
by Audrey Rogers on June 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 19—Verse 30And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward.Most people go through times in life when they feel like they have been uprooted and misplaced, and are unfruitful. This happens to us as individuals, as families, sometimes as whole organizations or even nations. But those times are usually temporary. God c...
2 Kings 16-17
by Audrey Rogers on June 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 17--Verse 18None was left but the tribe of Judah only. In chapter 17, the nation of Israel came to a complete and total collapse. Nothing was left, but the tribe of Judah only. And there will be a day when this world will look a lot like Israel. Completely devastated. God will have issued his warnings (as he did in verse 13), but sinful humanity is bent on its own way...
2 Kings 14-15
by Audrey Rogers on June 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 14--Verse 4But the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.In our passage we see kings that “did what was evil” and kings that “did what was right.” But, those doing right always had one downfall—letting the worship of false gods continue. The kings could have torn down the high places of false worship, but they ...
2 Kings 12-13
by Audrey Rogers on June 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 12--Verse 2And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. As I was reading, this verse stood out to me. It could have just said that Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and left it at that, but instead it chose to tell us he was instructed by Jehoida. This just brought me to think how nec...
2 Kings 10-11
by Audrey Rogers on June 8th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 10--Verses 28-29 (CSB)Jehu eliminated Baal worship from Israel, but he did not turn away from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit—worshiping the gold calves that were in Bethel and Dan.Reading through 1 & 2 Kings is rough. The consistent downfall of each generation of kings (who led Israel into sin) is frustrating as a reader. We want to ye...
2 Kings 8-9
by Audrey Rogers on June 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 8--Verse 6And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.”Bad things happen in life, but God is in the business of restoration.The Shunammite woman’s dead son was restored to life. The woman’s land ...
2 Kings 6-7
by Audrey Rogers on June 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 6—Verse 16He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”It is easy to focus on the difficulties we see firsthand in life. Not enough money in the bank to pay bills. A calendar full of doctor’s appointments. Strained relationships. Overwhelming feelings like anxiety or insomnia that steal your days and your joy…How do we g...
2 Kings 4-5
by Audrey Rogers on June 4th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 5--Verse 11Behold, I thought that he would…wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. Naaman was told to wash in the Jordan seven times. But that was a little disappointing. He thought the process was going to be quick and easy. With just a wave of his hand God could make things better. And Naaman thought he deserved better treatment than this. After all, he’d a...
2 Kings 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on June 3rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Kings 3—Verse 7And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: “The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to battle against Moab?” And he said, “I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.”Even though Israel and Judah were divided against each other, they were at times able to come together to fight for a commo...
1 Kings 22-2 Kings 1
by Audrey Rogers on June 2nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from 1 Kings 22--Verses 26-28And the king of Israel said, “Seize Micaiah, and take him back to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son, and say, ‘Thus says the king, “Put this fellow in prison and feed him meager rations of bread and water, until I come in peace.”’” And Micaiah said, “If you return in peace, the Lord has not spoken by me.” And he said, “Hear, all...
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