Still show respect even for those not deserving of it

2 Kings Bible Background

05.14.2016 Old Testament: 2Ki 9.34

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Kings 9–11 on May 14, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Jezebel was a wicked woman, nevertheless, she was the queen of Israel and the daughter of a king. Therefore, after Jehu had her killed, for the Lord had ordered him to do so, this happened,

And when he had gone in, he ate and drank. Then he said, “Go now, see to this accursed woman, and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter” (2 Kings 9.34).

Although eunuchs had thrown her out of an upper story window by his direction, Jehu still recognized her as a king’s daughter and believed that she needed a burial. Was she wicked? No woman seems to have rivaled her in wickedness in the Scriptures. Nevertheless, she had a position of authority, and that had to be recognized to some degree.

Questions:

  • Do you go to funerals?
  • Why are funerals important?

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