Today we switch over to 2 Kings for a bit before heading back to Jeremiah.
“The Lord sent Babylonian, Aramean, Moabite and Ammonite raiders against him to destroy Judah, in accordance with the word of the Lord proclaimed by his servants the prophets.” – 2 Kings 24:2
God could bring peace, but instead he brings more violence.
“Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta daughter of Elnathan; she was from Jerusalem. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father had done.” – 2 Kings 24:8-9
God is horrible about picking kings! Most of them do evil in God’s eyes. Seems like God sucks at picking leaders.
“Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother, his wives, his officials and the prominent people of the land.” – 2 Kings 24:15
Not that the king has multiple wives. Biblical marriage equals multiple wives.
“Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother’s name was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.” – 2 Kings 24:18
God makes another poor choice for king.
What did we learn in this chapter? God sucks at choosing leaders and a Biblical marriage is a man and multiple women. Biblical morals at their best.
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 25: Untitled