Insights on Today's Reading
1 Kings 15:25-34 - The northern nation of Israel has difficulty establishing a long lasting kingship after the death of Jeroboam. His son, Nadab, was only on the throne for two years before Baasha, another Isaelite killed him. Baasha destroyed the whole family of Jeroboam just as God had promised in 1 Kings 14:10.
1 Kings 16 - Several other men seek the kingship of Israel but this chapter ends with one of the most notorious of Israel's kings, Ahab. He did more to provoke God than all the kings before him, verse 33. Ahab's infamous reputation was made even worse by his taking Jezebel, the daughter of a pagan king. She was a Baal worshiper and she led Ahab down that awful path of idolatry.
2 Chronicles 17 - Judah was blessed with another good king after Asa, and that was Jehoshaphat! He had a heart for God and he also had a desire to instruct God's people. He organized Bible teaching teams to go to all the towns and cities in Judah and teach the people, verses 7-9. God gave him peace during the first years of his kingship.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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