II Kings 21-25: Evil, reform and ruin.

August 25, 2015. Daily Reading: II Kings 21-25. Background: II Kings 16-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 1. Manasseh: After King Hezekiah died, his son Manasseh reigned in his place, beginning at age 12 and reigning for 55 years, which would be the longest reign in the history of the kingdom of Judah. For all…

Jeremiah 37-41: The fall of Jerusalem.

May 22, 2015. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 37-41. Background: Jeremiah 32-36. Concepts and Connections. Jeremiah¬† 1. Jeremiah’s warning: It is interesting that this chapter begins by saying that Zedekiah and all of Judah didn’t listen to the word of the Lord through Jeremiah, but then records how Zedekiah sent to Jeremiah to have him pray to…

Jeremiah 32-36: Problems in Judah.

May 15, 2015. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 32-36. Background: Jeremiah 27-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 32 Jeremiah buys a field: As we begin this chapter, we find Jeremiah imprisoned by the court guard because of the negative prophecies he has made against Judah and King¬†Zedekiah. Though the word was from the Lord, the king and the…