2 Kings Chapter 15 – Chronological

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2 Kings 15

In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

12 This was the word of the Lord which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.

13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.

18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

20 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.

21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.

24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king’s house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.

28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.

33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

37 In those days the Lord began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.

38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

45 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 15 – Chronological

  1. 35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    This chapter stated the destinies of two kingdoms when looking at each individually, they went in two different directions. One served the Lord and the other did everything in the sight of the Lord. When looking at Israel, even though they were the children of God, God made those that reign as king very short and many. The generations of their reign was cut off because the Lord judged each king. They never removed the altars in the high places and never would do right in the sight of God. This was a tale of greed and envy for power because man rose up against man for position and power. All the while Judah’s king reigned longer because they obeyed the principles and commandments of God. The tale of good verses evil.

    We find that this can will relate to each of us today, we can either choose to live for the world and our time be cut short or we can live for God and be able to prosper in the kingdom of God. It will sometimes be a difficult decision but a great return on our sacrifice that is made unto the kingdom of God. Remember we can not serve two masters in this world. We have to choose, but we will have to suffer the consequences if we choose the world. We will never be able to achieve enough, gain enough ground, or even climb the ladder of success enough with out God. Remember that the benefits of sin will only last a season until God will come calling. The wages of sun is death. I choose life and will serve the Lord until the last breath in my body.

    Live Give Jesus2!!!!!

  2. Generation after generation and rule after rule, you would think they would see the pattern and destruction. Some reigned well in the eyes of the Lord, while most others were pure evil; but, they all held onto to something that should have been destroyed. Some failed to confront and get rid of the sin, some embraced the evil practices, some didn’t get to do either as their reign was over before it begun, some repeated the sins over and over, while others didn’t deviate so much as a hair’s breadth from the same evil path and then there were those who didn’t interfere with trying to stop the sin all together. We cannot serve the Lord and hold onto ANY sinful practice. Wrong is wrong and sin is sin……..you must choose to do evil or to do right…..the choice is ours. Joshua 24:15 in the CEV says “But if you don’t want to worship the Lord, then choose right now! Will you worship the same idols your ancestors did? Or since you’re living on land that once belonged to the Amorites, maybe you’ll worship their gods. I won’t. My family and I are going to worship and obey the Lord!”

  3. 34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.
    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    They each had a choice to do evil or to do what was right in the Lord’s eyes. We have a choice too. I choose to serve Jesus today!

  4. “But Menahem did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. During his entire reign, he refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit. Then King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria invaded the land. But Menahem paid him thirty-seven tons of silver to gain his support in tightening his grip on royal power.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:18-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/2ki.15.18-19.nlt

    It don’t matter how much money is laid on the table. Gods still gonna do what God does. People today still don’t understand the power of the Lord. Don’t sell yourselves out Jesus will always win, even when the odds seem to be against you God will always be victorious.

  5. 2. Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

    13. Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

    These kings were in a position to influence their kingdom either towards God or away from God for a time frame of anywhere from one month to 52 years – we don’t know how long we have to make an impact on those around us in each position God places us in before that window closes, so we need to make the most of every opportunity we have.

  6. 11 Kings 15
    He acted well in God’s eyes, following in the steps of his father Uzziah. But he didn’t i

    BUT HE DIDN’T
    If I am correct I just read about 7 Kings who reigned from a month to 50 plus years .
    Each king had such an opportunity to do what was right some fulfilled almost everything according to God’s will then we read But He Didn’t. Too many times people start out with full intentions just as these kings did of leading or doing something for God yet there is something they still hold onto . The first king mentioned was a mere 16 years old and reigned for years but had to do it not even sitting in the Palace removed to what was called a Several House isolated and covered in a disease living the rest of his life out because he did not adhere to what God commanded . But He Didn’t. Is there a But He Didn’t; But she didn’t; in our own life ? So close but yet so far from what God truly wants from us. I watch from a distance so many times to see those who get right to the place God has called them to and have seen use many people over my life . I’ve heard story after story of the calling God has placed in a young person’s life and years later hear them say God called me but I Didn’t ….. there is nothing in this world worth holding onto serve God with gladness win the lost lead them into the things of God . What a grand opportunity these kings could have led Israel away from sin But They Didn’t. Lead upright in the ways of God even if it is not the most popular thing . Even if it sets you apart from the crowd . Lead with all your heart Submit and remain under the authority placed over your life don’t let it be said But They Didn’t….
    James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
    Lead with the heart of The King …quickly here my mind goes back to where even Jesus at the age of 12 told His mother He had to be about His Father’s Business then we find Him later in life still about His Father’s business . Thankfully He did not quit even at Calvary Thank You Jesus NO ONE CAN SAY “BUT He Didn’t ! “

  7. 33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.
    34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    Amidst all the assassinations and people that are just hungry for power, around a culture that is doing evil, a man becomes king at the influenced age of 25 and still does what is right in the sight of God. Our culture heavily influences our decisions growing up, where taught what is normal, what is acceptable, and what is considered to be rational thinking. Jotham stands out against all these people who are assassinating and doing evil to become king and do what is right in the sight of God. Even if you’re the only one standing, stand. Be righteous. Do what is right in the side of God despite this culture around you

  8. 2 Kings 15: 2-3 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign , and he resigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem.
    And his mother”s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
    3) And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.
    Azariah ( Uzziah) , king of Judah, was a good ruler and reigned for fifty- two years.
    But because of his intrusion into the priesthood, he was stricken with leprosy, and his son Jotham, became regent. In Israel at this time, there were kings who ruled in close succession.
    Because of disobedience there was pushment for the king’s.
    Live Jesus ” Give Jesus.

  9. 2 Kings 15:1&3, 8-9, 32&34
    1) In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.
    3) And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done:

    8) In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.
    9) And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done:…

    32) In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.
    34) And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    Azariah, Zachariah, and Jotham, whether doing right or evil in the sight of the LORD, did according as their fathers had done.
    My thought is… We need to do right in the sight of the LORD, and do according to what our Heavenly Father has done. (Who is the LORD).

    LIVE JESUS – GIVE JESUS

  10. Jotham did what was pleasing in the Lord ’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done. But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. He rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the Lord . In those days the Lord began to send King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah of Israel to attack Judah.
    2 Kings 15:34‭-‬35‭, ‬37 NLT

    https://bible.com/bible/116/2ki.15.34-37.NLT

    Even though we can be so pleasing in the Lord’s sight in so many areas, if we fail to remove footholds of the enemy then it can leave us open to attack.

  11. “However the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. He built the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD.”
    ‭‭II Kings‬ ‭15:35‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Each new leader had an opportunity to follow a different path than the one before him but chose not to. Even when they did what was right in the eye’s of the Lord, the high places were not removed.

  12. Leaders come and go, so please never put all you faith on a leader for they will let you down. They’re humans just like you and me. They can fall and make mistakes. As a congregation we are to follow our Lord Jesus Christ and His word. Yes! Our Pastor is important and he teaches us the way but we must make sure we read the Bible and immerse ourselves in God’s word so no wolf in sheep clothing can come and steal the truth from our hearts. Many people will not come to church because in their lives there have been that one leader that let them down. When their true faith should of been on Jesus Christ alone. We have been blessed to have such a strong men of God as a Pastor. A man with integrity, a man that has the door of his office always open to answer any questions, and a man of transparency, if you have a question he will show you everything in regards to it. Let us always remember that he is our Pastor and as such deserves our respect but our FAITH BELONGS TO JESUS CHRIST ALONE!!!!

  13. “Jotham did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done. But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. He rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:34-35‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    I pray for our leaders this morning. That we continue to look to Him for strength, guidance, and peace. As we see in this chapter, the scars of sin run deep. But I am so glad we serve a God who is able to do any thing. He will break any chain, destroy any yoke, and quiet any storm. Thank you Jesus for being our solid rock!

  14. Over and over again, these leaders “made Israel sin”.

    First, did every person in Israel sin, likely not but the majority did; as we all know, sin is a pleasure for a season – thus the willingness for the mass population to go along with the current leadership. Who are kings accountable too but themselves if they do not follow God? A person may have good intentions for their own life and the lives of those who are following them but without accountability, there are no checks and balances.

    Second, leaders are the pacesetters and demonstrate accountability or the lack there of, by exhibiting certain behaviors. There are many to list, but I want to highlight two, integrity and discipline. Integrity – being honest about commitments and taking responsibility when something goes wrong. Discipline – staying on track and not getting derailed by competing priorities or desires.

    Accountable doesn’t mean blaming people. It means as leaders we should own what we need to do and what we need to get other people to do. Even the best leaders must have buy-in from those they are leading. The challenge is that accountability is fundamental. Everyone must choose — for themselves — to act with ownership and accountability.

    Some of these leaders did horrible things. The next leader had to deal with the fallout. Fear within the people should have been addressed. The first step to reducing fear is to maintain trust. When it’s lost, trust takes a long time to rebuild. We must be consistent over time by showing trust in others knowing when to communicate openly and when to keep things in confidence, and following through on what we say we will do.

  15. Choose this day who you will serve! Never wander from it. Stay firm for God and you will gain victory!

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    3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    5 And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    This chapter presents a great mystery to me. We have Amaziah and the Bible says that he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord except for the fact he didn’t remove the high places. Then in the next verse it says God smote him with lepercy. Some might think it was because he didn’t tear down the high places (and that’s a possibility) but the fact of the matter is there were alot of kings before and after him who didn’t tear down the strongholds and God didn’t smite them.

  17. Jotham son of Uzziah began to rule over Judah in the second year of King Pekah’s reign in Israel. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. His mother was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok. Jotham did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight. He did everything his father, Uzziah, had done. But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. He rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:32-35‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    The pattern is seen in both the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, where the son reigns as his father had before him. While this is not concretely predetermined, certainly this is a principle that shows us great influence that a father has on a son. Fathers what influence do you have on your children?
    A Godly influence or
    A Ungodly influence

  18. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    The king, as other kings before him, did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet he did not destroy the high places, and people still burned incense to other gods. As we see further in the chapter, the next king did evil, and then again a king did right in the sight of the Lord and walked in his father’s way, but yet again did not destroy the high places.

    Tearing down strongholds is not an easy job. It’s easier to just “let it alone” hoping ignoring it will make it go away. However, that is not he case. Ignoring it so to speak, feeds it. We must take the bull by the horns and tear down whatever it is that is deemed a high place in our lives. It will come back to haunt us at some point and time, and if we are not careful it will overtake us. We are not here to please people but to please the Lord, therefore we must be bold, be strong in the Lord and in His power and His mighty, and go to war on our knees and destroy anything and everything that could be a hinderance in our relationship with the Lord, so that those that come after us can be mightier than us.

  19. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    Generation after generation, they have the same problem. They serve the Lord, but they do not rid there place of idols.

    “Didn’t I conquer this last year?
    Tell me what I missed ’cause I fear
    That it’s coming back up again
    Must be something I ate
    Some song, some show, some hate

    The devil wants to extend the game, free throws
    And when it ends he wants to make the sequel
    ‘Cause if he has another chance
    He feels like he can take
    My joy, my peace, my faith

    See the devil, he learns from your mistakes
    Even if you don’t
    That’s how he keeps you in cycles, cycles
    Cycles, cycles
    But I’m not going in cycles, cycles
    Cycles, cycles

    This will end like I want it to, I win
    The enemy will have to lose again
    See, I’m a different fighter now
    And I have God to thank
    ‘Cause His joy is my strength

    See the devil will learn it’s a mistake
    When I am sure
    That I’m not going in cycles
    I’m not going in cycles
    I’m gonna break these cycles
    I’m not going in cycles
    I’m gonna break these cycles
    I’m not going in cycles
    Cycles, cycles
    I’m not going in cycles

    Ooh, so Lord, help me
    Be free from all of my past sins
    See, Your love is enough
    To make me new
    And help me in these cycles, cycles
    Help me in these cycles, ooh Lord, cycles
    I need You to help me in these cycles
    I rebuke him in the name of Jesus, oh
    Cycles, cycles

    See I’m not going in cycles
    I refuse it, cycles
    I refuse it, cycles
    Oh, refuse it, cycles
    Oh, oh, depression, cycles
    Oh, all I’m saying, cycles
    Oh, I’m not going in cycles
    Yeah, cycles

    See, there is power in the name of Jesus
    There is power in the name of Jesus
    See, there is power in the name of Jesus
    To break every cycle, to break every cycle

    See, there is power in the name of Jesus
    See, there is power in the name of Jesus
    There is power in the name of Jesus
    To break every cycles, to break all these cycles
    To break all these cycles, to break all these cycles

    Generational cycles, financial cycles
    Painful cycles, oh, cycles” // Cycles // Jonathan McReynolds

  20. Through reading this chapter we can read about different kings. Which got me thinking about the kings in our lives. Sure we may not have a king in a castle, but do we have kings of our time, talent, and treasure. Little kings or idols as you would know them as.

    We were made in such a way that we are going to desire to worship something. It is up to us to decide what we choose to worship.

    We can choose to live for the things of this world, our selfish desires, or we can LIVE for Jesus.

  21. Each king seems to follow in the steps of his father or in the steps of the king preceeding him. This shows the importance of the example we set before our family and others. The simple act of praying over our meals can go a long way to grandchildren who have no prayer in their homes. Little eyes watch everything we say and do… We must be like Jesus at all times.

  22. 1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

    3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    2 Kings 15:
    8. In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

    9. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    18. In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.

    What stuck in my mind is that you always have a choice; you can choose to do right or wrong in the sight of the Lord. We should pray for our government officials that they choose to protect our freedoms that allow us to choose to assemble ourselves together and worship the One True God! There will come a day when that freedom will be cut off from us. Be careful and mindful of the choices you make, they could very well decide your destiny!

  23. 2 Kings Chapter 15

    In this study I am looking into the kings of Juda which are two tribes Juda and Benjamin made that nation. I counted 7 kings in the chapter. Two of the Kings pleased the Lord God, the first king in the chapter and the last king of Juda. Five were evil in Gods sight.

    The second is the kings of Israel which 11 are mentioned. All 11were evil in the sight of God. These ten tribes were captured in later history of Israel and dispersed as slaves. They are called the 10 lost tribes. They are not always to be lost because these tribes will be brought to gather. In revelations 7:1-17 Praise Jesus

  24. 2 Kings 15:9
    Zechariah did what was evil in the lord’s sight, as his ancestors had done. He refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit.

    Generation after Generation
    Sin after sin
    Jesus our world needs you. Tear down strongholds in Jesus name.

  25. LIVE-GIVE JESUS2
    THE PAIN OF IDOLATRY

    3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;
    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
    5 And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    We witness with these Kings, that they do the right thing, but do not eliminate the idols. This is similar to people today that are faithful to church but still hold on to their sin. Some verses that come to mind:

    1John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

    JESUS saw the flaw of these kings and came to destroy the works of the devil (idols) so that we can walk away from them through Christ JESUS.

    Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

    Praise is vocal (mind)
    Worship is sacrificial (heart)

    THE PAIN OF IDOLATRY is leprosy or flesh disease.

    REPENTANCE is a total and thorough change of thought, heart and action to forsake sin and serve JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  26. 2 Kings 15:12 This was the word of the Lord which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.

    So the Lord’s message to Jehu came true: “ your descendants will be kings of Israel down to the fourth generation.

    God made good his promise to Jehu,

    Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

  27. 3He did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight, just as his father, Amaziah, had done. 4But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. 5The LORD struck the king with leprosy,b which lasted until the day he died. He lived in isolation in a separate house. The king’s son Jotham was put in charge of the royal palace, and he governed the people of the land.

    Yes, the King was righteous to a degree, but not all the way. To get rid of something, you have to completely destroy it, all the way down to its roots. Many are want to serve God, but don’t want to be fully committed to God. Pray and give your best service you can to God.

  28. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;
    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
    5 And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    The mans eyes the good outweighs the bad. In the Lord’s view our good does not tip the balance for our disobedience.

  29. As always when I read how many kings were not right with God, I get amazed. They kept the high places and people burnt incense to other gods. So, the LORD struck him with leprosy until the days he died. Generational sins kept occuring here. I have seen in this world how generational effect people.

    Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and “He lifted me out ot the slimy pit, out ot the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2

    God is gracious and loves those that love Him!
    Thank you Jesus for this day.

  30. “Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭KJV
    The success of king Azariahfor 52 years was not just because of whom he was First it’s because we see that The Lord kept His promises. Second because Azariah stayed close to the man of GOD and obeyed the teachings of the prophet.
    We all have been called and chosen of GOD from the beginning of time. As a body we can further The Kingdom of GOD when obedience of the heart bigins within.

    “Then Samuel said, Do you think all GOD wants are sacrifices— empty rituals just for show? He wants you to listen to him! Plain listening is the thing, not staging a lavish religious production. Not doing what GOD tells you is far worse than fooling around in the occult. Getting self-important around GOD is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors. Because you said No to GOD ’s command, he says No to your kingship.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭15:22-23‬ ‭MSG

  31. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

    As the children of God, we must do what is right in God’s eyes. We cannot go by how we feel. Feelings can get you in trouble. If we always act on how we feel, we would be in some serious trouble. We need to have that close relationship with God so we can do what he has called us to do.

  32. “But Menahem did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. During his entire reign, he refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Leaders. We all have someone we look up to in our lives, we have someone we trust someone who helps us understand more. As the children of the Lord we should be the kind of leaders that help those understand more of the word of God, to guide them to the Lord. Go out into this evil world, share the word of the Lord, tell them how the Lord saved you and how he can save them and forgive them of their sins. I pray we do the good works of God, I pray we do everything for him even if we don’t want to. God always have a reason and purpose for it later.

  33. “But Menahem did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. During his entire reign, he refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Leaders. We all have someone we look up to in our lives, we have someone we trust someone who helps us understand more. As the children of the Lord we should be the kind of leaders that help those understand more of the word of God, to guide them to the Lord. Go out into this evil world, share the word of the Lord, tell them how the Lord saved you and how he can save them and forgive them of their sins. I pray we do the good works of God, I pray we do everything for him even if we don’t want to. God always have a reason and purpose for it later.

  34. 34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    We read about many kings that did evil in the sight of the Lord and caused Israel to sin. However, we do see a pattern or more of a closer connection with those from Judah, those kings from praise that actually did what was right in the sight of the Lord. It may just be that your constant praise can keep you doing what is right in the sight of the Lord.

  35. “But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. He rebuilt the upper gate of the Temple of the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:35‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    A common mistake that kings made was not destroying the shrines. As Christian we need to have one God for he is the almighty one. Destroy the shrines of sin and live in God light

  36. In this chapter there were a lot of kings. All I can really bays is that we have to be the leading example to others around us! We can not just act right only in the house of God, but always do right! When we wear our pofw mask we are a representative of the church! We must be good leaders in everyone’s sight at all times! I pray tonight that we are all being the good examples and always doing right!!!

  37. 34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

  38. 16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.
    😳😳😳😳😳
    30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
    31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

    Throughout this chapter there were so many that stole titles to the throne or they tricked to get a seat to the throne. Not many of them did right in the sight of the Lord. They were too worried about and title and the power that came with it, than being concerned and worried about The Almighty!!

  39. We can choose to do something about our sinful condition. We cannot save ourselves from sin; but we can choose to repent from our sins whatever separates from God and receive His plan for our redemption.

  40. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    Amaziah taught his son to do right by God. The King failed to tear down the high places. In biblical days whoever riled the high places ruled the people. So regardless of what the king was going right the people were still doing wrong.

    We must learn to help others but helping them break or tear down the things that are being exalted above God. He is the only true God and we should only worship him.

  41. Ever changing rule

    Some of these kings didn’t last very kings. They were set up, then taken down. No one voted these in, they were born in or they murdered their way in but the didn’t stay long. I can only imagine the chaos that began every time someone killed the king and became the new king. There the difference in them and the true King. No one can dethrone Jesus. No one can take his place. He is the eternal King. I serve the King kabobs all kings. Jesus is his name.

  42. “And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done, except that the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.”
    ‭‭II Kings‬ ‭15:3-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    He did what was right in the sight of the Lord but high places weren’t removed. At times in our lives we must do right and remove/destroy the strongholds.

  43. 9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    ⁷1 Corinthians 10:23
    KJV
    23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not

  44. “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done; Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places. And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭15:3-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Following someone else’s example is not always the best thing. Yes he was doing right, but if he would have had his own relationship with Jesus he would have realized that he needed to get rid of the idols. Allowing the idols to stay was a slippery slope that he allowed his family and nation to slide down on their way to turning away from God.

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