Friday, May 23, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 67 Tuesday

II Kings chapter 21

Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, was just 12 years old when he began to reign but his was the most wicked reign of any of David's dynasty. Just about every abomination possible, including sacrificing his own children in the fire and desecrating the Temple, was performed during the 55 years of his rule. This was followed by his son, Amon's two years of equally evil reign. He was assassinated by his servants.

Does God issue any commands?
  • No, but there is documented quite a list of God's commandments that were broken by Manasseh and Amon.

Does God  make any promises?
  • Because of the wicked abominations that King Manasseh made available to the people of Judah God promised to bring so much evil upon the nation that they would be astonished. Jerusalem would be wiped as a dish and turned upside down. They would be delivered into the hand of their enemies.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?
  • Jesus is the righteous judge that passed sentence on Judah. Manasseh and Amon were supposed to be types of Christ as the leaders of Israel but they were definitely antitypes of Jesus because they led the people into wickedness instead of into righteousness.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
  • None that I identified.

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