Doing evil in the sight of the Lord

2 Kings Bible Background

05.15.2017 Old Testament: 2Ki 13.1–2

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Kings 12–14 on May 15, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Some kings saw themselves as the top dog, believing they could do whatever they wanted to do and that they were accountable to no one. However, observe the language of this text,

In the twenty-third year of Joash the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not depart from them (2 Kings 13.1–2). 

The Lord saw everything Jehoahaz did, especially that he followed in the footsteps of Jeroboam, and that Jehoahaz refused to repent. Regardless of your success and position in life, the Lord still reigns over you.


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