The Paradox of Leaders

In today’s Bible reading* we see a familiar theme: A king comes to power and “does what is right in the eyes of the Lord”. However, the king isn’t wholly committed to walking with God; he allows idolatry in the land. It’s a paradox of leaders of God’s people. As I mentioned earlier and in…

A Bloody Fulfillment of Prophecy

In today’s Bible reading* we see the fulfillment of Elijah’s prophecy to annihilate Ahab and Jezebel and their descendants. King Jehu was God’s anointed king and appointed for this purpose. (2 Kings 9:6-7) And fulfill it he did! Ahab had seventy sons, all of whom were beheaded at Jehu’s request. (2 Kings 10:7) Jezebel was…

God Keeps His Covenant

Several times in the Old Testament, and in today’s Bible reading* we see that despite how godless the kings may have been, God keeps His covenant with David. You may remember that God promised to keep one of David’s descendants on the throne. (2 Samuel 7:12-17) With only a few exceptions, (eg, Joab, Jehoshaphat) God…

Witnessing a Miracle

In 2 Kings 6 in today’s Bible reading* we see two miracles. When God created the world, He put some things into motion, things that would naturally happen. Deists believe that God created the universe and, like a clock, wound it up and set it on the mantle to run by itself. Theists, on the…