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    Christian Devotional – September 15, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 25 VERSE: 2 Kings 25:9–He set fire to the temple of the Lord, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. TRUTH: The people of Judah were experiencing the judgment that had been foretold by their prophets. The Babylonians came in and destroyed everything. They took everything valuable and the burned anything that was left. When we fail to follow and obey God, there are consequences for that decision. For some people who reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they will also experience the fire of God’s judgment. We must recognize that God is a holy and righteous…

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    Christian Devotional – September 14, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 24 VERSE: 2 Kings 24:13–As the Lord had declared, Nebuchadnezzar removed the treasures from the temple of the Lord and from the royal palace, and cut up the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made for the temple of the Lord. TRUTH: The phrase, “As the Lord declared” is such a strong and, in this case, sad phrase. The people had been given warning. They knew it was coming. They had been warned, yet they did not repent and they did not change. As a result, they lost everything, just as the Lord had said they would. God keeps His promises, both the promises…

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    Christian Devotional – September 13, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 23 VERSE: 2 Kings 23:2–He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets–all the people from the least tot he greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the Lord. TRUTH: God’s Word changes people. The people had begun a restoration project and they found a copy of scriptures that had been lost/buried. Many scholars believe it to have been the book of Deuteronomy. Regardless of which book it was, when they read it, they were changed.…

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    Christian Devotional – September 12, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 22 VERSE: 2 Kings 22:19–Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people–that they would become a curse and be laid waste–and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord. TRUTH: How do we respond to God? The way we respond to God will determine, in some ways, the manner in which God responds to us. In this case, Josiah was humbled and he desired to seek after and to follow God. When he heard all the evil things that…

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    Christian Devotional – September 10, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 21 VERSE: 2 Kings 21:12–Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: I am going to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. TRUTH: The people have turned away and rejected God. The king has begun doing all the horrible and evil practices of all the people who are around Judah. God is angry and He is ready to bring judgment. God indicates that He is going to use this judgment as a way for the world to see that He is God and He is worthy of worship. God will do whatever…

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    Christian Devotional – September 9, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 20 VERSE: 2 Kings 20:2–Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. TRUTH: Hezekiah had become ill and first thing, he sent for the prophet to inquire of the Lord as to what he should do. When the prophet told him that he would die as a result of the illness, the very next thing that Hezekiah does is pray. He comes to the Lord and he prays. As Hezekiah is praying, God hears his prayer and He answer it with a “yes.” God turns the prophet around and sends him back to Hezekiah to let him know that He’s heard the…

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    Christian Devotional – September 8, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 19 VERSE: 2 Kings 19:19–Now, the Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone, Lord, are God. TRUTH: Why should God help us? When we cry out to God asking for his help and to either give us something or fix something, what is the reason we are asking? Many times, the reason is a very selfish one in that we want something or don’t want to lose something or someone. When King Hezekiah saw that he was in the verge of losing his kingdom and being overthrown, he prayed and asked God…

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    Christian Devotional – September 7, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 18 VERSE: 2 Kings 18:35–Who of all the gods of these countries has been able to save his land from me? How then can the Lord deliver Jerusalem from my land? TRUTH: “Your god can’t do that!!” Many of us have either heard these words or have thought them to ourselves when faced with seemingly insurmountable circumstance. Often, we’ve heard from people who have watched other people who have crumbled and fell when they were faced with difficult life circumstances. However, we must always remember that God is the God over everything and that He is not to be compared with any other God. When people…

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    Christian Devotional – September 6, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 17 VERSE: 2 Kings 17:15–They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.” TRUTH: The county of Israel was taken over by the Assyrians. God goes through the chapter explaining how everything went so very wrong. This verse stands out to me as a great summary of how things went wrong. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. We will become what we follow. As we…

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    Christian Devotional – September 5, 2016

    Read 2 Kings chapter 16 VERSE: 2 Kings 16:4–He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places on the hilltops and under every spreading tree. TRUTH: This king took disobedience to a whole new level. He didn’t just offer sacrifices to other gods, he did it in every way possible that he could fine and at every single place that he could fine. As we are seeking to follow and honor God, we must realize that there will be those who are just as committed to disobeying God as we are committed to following and obeying Him. We must continue to pray for this people and show them the…