Prideful Downfall

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 14:1-22; 2 Chronicles 25:14-28 As Amaziah takes the throne of Judah he, like his father, wisely chooses to follow God and do what is right. But as he establishes himself as king and God begins to prosper him and allow him to have...

God's Man

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 13:10-25 When Joash becomes king of Israel, he is immediately faced with the same oppressive conditions that his father Jehoahaz faced as a result of being overrun and dominated by king Hazael of Syria. By this point in time, Elisha is...

Merciful, Gracious God

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 13:1-9 2 Kings 13 brings us back to the kings of Israel and the family line of Jehu. Jehu’s son Jehoahaz is now king and, as we’ve seen so many times before, he did evil and enticed the people to do the same. God is angry...

Poor Finish

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 12:1-21; 2 Chronicles 24:1-27 When we start a new job, take on a new task, or begin a new course in school, our expectation is that our performance will improve as we learn about what we’re doing, and become wiser, more efficient,...

Backward Confidence

Today’s reading: Psalm 54:1-7 As David finds himself in yet another dangerous situation on the run from Saul, he calls out to God to protect and defend him. In the middle of dire circumstances, David recalls Who God is and how He has delivered him through all of...