Disobedience Leading to Destruction
Zedekiah was the 20th and last King of Judah. He became King at the age of 25 and ruled for 11 years.(597- 586 BC. 2 Chronicles.36:11).
He did evil in the eyes of the Lord.(2 Chronicles.36:12)
He became stiff necked and hardened his heart..(36:13)
All the leaders of the priests+ people became more and more unfaithful…(36:14)
The LORD’S efforts.
The Lord sent messengers again and again but..(36:15)
They mocked God’s messengers, despised His Words, scoffed at His prophets(36:16)
God’s wrath aroused as there was no remedy.
God brought Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar against them. (36:17)
Killed all the young, old…
He looted all the articles from the temple+ treasures of the King and officials(36:18)
Set fire to God’s temple, broke down the wall of Jerusalem, burned all the palaces..(36:19)
Remnant taken as captives to Babylon..(36:20)
Israelites were in bondage in Egypt for 400 years.The Lord delivered them by sending Moses.The Lord brought them to the promised land Canaan,a land flowing with milk and honey.(1250 BC).The Lord sent different Judges and prophets to lead them.Saul was anointed as the first King (1020 BC)followed by David and Solomon, each of them ruled for 40 years. During the reign of King Rehoboam,son of King Solomon, Israel was divided into two Kingdoms. Northern Kingdom of Israel(10 tribes) and Southern Kingdom of Judah.(930 BC).
Judah was ruled by 20 Kings from Rehoboam to Zedekiah.The people of Judah continued to follow the pagan and idolatrous practices of their heathen neighbors instead of the commandments Jehovah had given them through Moses and the prophets. Their disobedience led to their destruction.
What is the spiritual condition of Christians today?
Are we following God’s commands or following the faith and practices of the heathen people around us?
How many people are seriously studying God’s Word and practicing it?
What are the areas in which we have compromised or failed?
What are the solutions for the spiritual condition of Christians today?