The Little Things

Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” – 2 Kings 5:13 A pagan Assyrian military leader (Naaman) wanted to be healed of leprosy andContinue reading “The Little Things”

Life in the Shadow

Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. – 2 Kings 13:20 After all that Elisha had accomplished for God, after all of the magnificent displays of God’s power, after all his years of unfailing service, his obituary only warranted five words in biblical history. There is noContinue reading “Life in the Shadow”

Revive Us Again?

They would not listen, however, but persisted in their former practices. Even while these people were worshiping YHWH, they were serving their idols. To this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their ancestors did. – 2 Kings 17:40-41 After the Israelites were conquered by the Assyrians, they were deported and scattered amongContinue reading “Revive Us Again?”

Selfish Leadership

“The word of YHWH you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah replied. For he thought, “Will there not be peace and security in my lifetime?” – 2 Kings 20:19 Hezekiah, king of Judah, sinned foolishly when he pridefully allowed Babylonian representatives to see all of Judah’s treasures. He also revealed a self-centered heart when, in responseContinue reading “Selfish Leadership”