Saturday June 12, 2021 “Idolatry”

2 Kings 15:34-35 “34 And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord; he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done. 35 However the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. He built the Upper Gate of the house of the Lord.” Jotham did good but he failed to do … Continue reading

Friday June 11, 2021 “Good Parents”

2 Kings 15:32-34 “In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, Jotham the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, began to reign. 33 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. 34 And he did what was right in the sight of … Continue reading

Thursday June 10, 2021 “Conspiracy Reaps Conspiracy”

2 Kings 15:30 “30 Then Hoshea the son of Elah led a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and struck and killed him; so he reigned in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.” Pekah conspired with others and they killed Pekahiah. Now Pekah was killed through conspiracy involving Hoshea. One … Continue reading

Wednesday June 9, 2021 “Carried Captive”

2 Kings 15:27-29 “27 In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 28 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. 29 In the days of Pekah king … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 “Conspiracy Carried Out”

2 Kings 15:25 “25 Then Pekah the son of Remaliah, an officer of his, conspired against him and killed him in Samaria, in the citadel of the king’s house, along with Argob and Arieh; and with him were fifty men of Gilead. He killed him and reigned in his place.” Pekahiah only reigned over Israel 2 years. Pekah, … Continue reading

Monday June 7, 2021 “Following the Missteps”

2 Kings 15:23-24 “23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years. 24 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin.” Year after year it … Continue reading

Sunday June 6, 2021 “A Good Payoff?”

2 Kings 15:20-22 20 And Menahem exactedthe money from Israel, from all the very wealthy, from each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and did not stay there in the land. 21 Now the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they … Continue reading

Saturday June 5, 2021 “The Payoff”

2 Kings 15:20 “And Menahem exacted the money from Israel, from all the very wealthy, from each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and did not stay there in the land.” Pul, the Assyrian King, did not attack Israel but he did control … Continue reading

Friday June 4, 2021 “A Thousand Talents of Silver”

2 Kings 15:19 “19 Pul king of Assyria came against the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to strengthen the kingdom under his control.” Menahem, King of Israel, was brutal and he was a manipulator like we see here. Instead of defending his land, Menahem chose to … Continue reading

Thursday June 3, 2021 “Breaking the Evil in America”

2 Kings 15:17-18 “17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi became king over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria. 18 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin.” The … Continue reading