Author Archives: ezraengle

June 20th

Today I read 2 Kings 24:

Nebuchadnezzar invaded the land and Jehoiakim was subject to him for three years until he rebelled. The Lord sent raiders to destroy Judah which fulfilled God’s will because of Manasseh’s many sins including the shedding innocent blood.

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June 19th

Today I read 2 Kings 23:

Kings before and after king Josiah did not please God, but…

“Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses.” -2 Kings 23:25 NIV

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June 18th

Today I read 2 Kings 22:

Josiah was a good king, because he reacted humbly with a responsive heart upon hearing a reading of the book of the law, and requested to hear from a prophet about what the Lord wanted him to do.

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June 15th

Today I read 2 Kings 20:

King Hezekiah was sick and heard from Isaiah that he was going to die, so he cried out to God and wept. God changed His mind and allowed him to recover from his sickness and live for another 15 years. Hezekiah later gave a tour and showed off all his stuff to some visitors, and Isaiah told him that his stuff and his descendants will be carried off to Babylon, but he was glad that he would have peace and security in his own lifetime.

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June 14th

I read 2 Kings 19 today:

The angel of the Lord put to death 185,000 of Hezekiah’s enemies because the Assyrian king blasphemed God. Later that same king was assassinated by his own sons while worshipping his own god in the temple of Nisrok.

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June 13th

Today I read 2 Kings 18:

Hezekiah as king actually pleases God and takes down the high places that had tripped up Israel before his time, they even had been burning incense to the snake Moses had crafted by God’s instruction, so he broke that to pieces because of their idolatry. The king of Assyria then taunts him and all Israel for trusting in the Lord.

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