Josiah tore down the houses of the male cult prostitutes that were in the Lord’s temple. 2 Kings 23:7
Josiah broke down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, then filled their places with human bones. 2 Kings 23:14
Then they celebrated the Passover. No such passover had ever been kept from the time of the judges who judged Israel. 2 Kings 23:22
Josiah removed the mediums, the spirits, household idols, images, and all the detestable things. 2 Kings 23:24
In spite of all that, the Lord did not turn from the fury of his great burning anger. 2 Kings 23:26
Lord, you are just. Your are merciful. You are worthy of honor and reverence. Forgive us for our wandering ways. Forgive us for breaking your laws, disobeying your commands, and for preferring the ways of the world to your will. Today, please remove the detestable things from my heart. Help me to draw near to you and worship only you.
God has bigger issues at stake than the particular things you are asking of him right now. Oswald Chambers
The prophetess Huldah lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 2 Kings 22:15
“Tell the king of Judah, this is what the Lord says, ‘I will gather you to your fathers and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.” 2 Kings 22:20
Lord, today I leave for Tampa. But this verse speaks to me because a category 4 hurricane is approaching my home. My eyes will not see all the disaster you are going to bring on this place, but I pray you will keep my family, friends, and those in the path of this storm … safe.
If we do not steadily minister in everyday opportunities, we will do nothing when the crisis comes. Oswald Chambers
We have to go the “second mile” with God (see Matthew 5:41). Yet some of us become worn out in the first ten steps. Oswald Chambers
Notice the kind of people that God brings around you, and you will be humiliated once you realize that this is actually His way of revealing to you the kind of person you have been to Him. Oswald Chambers
A Warning to All Nations
“I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance. They have done evil from the day their forefathers came out of …” 2nd Kings 21″14-15
The king did evil in the eyes of the Lord. He followed the detestable practices of the nations. The king led the people astray. 2nd Kings 21:2 & 9
“If only you will be careful to do everything I commanded and keep the WHOLE LAW.” ~ God 2nd Kings 21:8
Lord, we have rebelled against you. I have rebelled against you. I have done evil in your eyes. I have led others astray. Forgive me, Father. Remove my sin and heal my soul.
Crises always reveals a person’s true character. Oswald Chambers
God’s training ground, where the missionary weapons are found, is the hidden, personal, worshipping life of a saint. Oswald Chambers.
Turn Your Face to the Wall
This is what the Lord says: “Put your house in order.” 2 Kings 20:1
“Remember, O Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully, and with wholehearted devotion have done what is good before your eyes.” 2 Kings 20:3
“I have heard your prayers and seen your tears. I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5
“What will be the sign that the Lord will heal me?”2 Kings 20:8
“Shall the shadows go back 10 steps?”2 Kings 20:9
“Have it go back.”2 Kings 20:10
The Lord made the shadow go back 10 steps. 2 Kings 20:11
To often saints are simply doing work for God that has been instigated by their own human nature, and has not been made spiritual through determined discipline. Oswald Chambers
We have a tendency to forget that a person is not only committed to Jesus Christ for salvation, but also committed, responsible, and accountable to Christ’s view of God, the world, and of sin and the devil. Oswald Chambers.
King Hezekiah sent the palace administrator, the secretary, and the leading priests to the prophet Isaiah. They told Isaiah, “Pray for the remnant that still survives.” 2 Kings 19:2-4
Isaiah said to them: “Listen! This is what the Lord says. ‘Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. I am going to put such a spirit in Rabshakeh that he will return to his own country. There I will have him cut down by the sword.” 2 Kings 19:5-7
Lord, God over all the kingdoms on earth, give ear to my prayer and hear. Open your eyes and see. Deliver us from the hand of those who insult your name so that all the kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God!
God rarely allows a person to see how great a blessing he is to others. Oswald Chambers
Never focus your eyes on the obstacle or difficulty. Oswald Chambers.
The supreme commander, chief officer, and a large army called to the king, demanding he surrender. 2 Kings 18:17
“If you say, ‘We are depending on the Lord our God … you will eat your own dung and drink your own urine.’ “ 2 Kings 18:22, 27
“Do not think that the Lord will deliver you. Your king misleads you when he says, ‘The Lord will deliver us.‘ How can the Lord deliver Jerusalem from my hand?” 2 Kings 18:32
Lord, I depend on you today to deliver me from my enemies. Please keep me from sin, keep me from harm, and keep me tucked tight in your arms. Amen
King Hezekiah broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had burned incenses to it. 11 Kings 18:4
In Kings (2 Kings 18:4), the Nehushtan (or Nohestan) (Hebrew: נחושתן or נחש הנחושת) is the derogatory name given to the bronze serpent on a pole first described in the Book of Numbers, which God told Moses to erect to so that the Israelites who saw it would be protected from dying from the bites.
Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah either before him or after him. 2 Kings 18:5
The Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. 2 Kings 18:7
Lord, may I always trust in you. Please be with me today. May I be successful in whatever I do within your will.
A missionary is someone in whom the Holy Spirit can say, “You are mine.” Oswald Chambers
The Holy Spirit interprets and explains the nature of Jesus to me to make me one with my Lord. Oswald Chambers.