2 Kings 25 … Consider His Just and Merciful Judgment

Just: “guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness; done or made according to principle; given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence; in accordance with standards or requirements; (especially in Biblical use) righteous.”
Merciful: “full of mercy: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence; something that gives evidence of divine favor.” Continue reading

2 Kings 24 … Consider Him Who Commands Calamity

The Lord sent against him bands of Chaldeans, bands of Arameans, bands of Moabites, and bands of Ammonites. So He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord which He had spoken through His servants the prophets. Surely at the command of the Lord it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the Lord would not forgive, (24:2-4). Continue reading

2 Kings 22 … Consider His Tenderness Towards the Tenderhearted

But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the Lord thus shall you say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel, “Regarding the words which you have heard, 19 because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants that they should become a desolation and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you,” declares the Lord, (22:18-19). Continue reading