Today is one of those days where the YouVersion app or the one-year chronological bible would be a help for sure! Here we go: 2 Kings 21:1-9, 2 Chronicles 33;1-9, 2 Kings 21:10-17, 2 Chronicles 33;10-19, 2 Kings 21:18, 2 Chronicles 33:20, 2 Kings 21:19-26, 2 Chronicles 33:21-25, 2 Kings 22;1-2, 2 Chronicles 34;1-7, Jeremiah 1, and Jeremiah 2:1-22. Got all that? 🙂 Lots happening, but I’ll just pick one thought. It’s hard to narrow it down some days!
Sad day. After Hezekiah, I’m discouraged that his son strayed so far. In 2 Chronicles 33, there’s a couple of verses that say he prayed and turned back to God, but the people didn’t change as a result of his repentance. Actions do speak louder than words, and he had spent a lifetime on evil.
Josiah is a relief! It stands out to me how many times age comes up and doesn’t matter to God. Josiah was only 16 when he turned to the Lord (8 when we became king) but made wise and right choices (unlike Manasseh who also became king very young).
Faithfulness to God is what is important.