Not all kings were part of the descent. Jehoash, Amaziah, and Azariah, for example, all “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord,” except for one thing: “The high places were not removed; the...
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does, and I am having to pray for His forgiveness EVERY day. I'm trying- I really am. I know I will continue to hate what they do and what they believe, and I don't know WHAt to do with the sneering contempt I feel for their followers, those who vote for them. What are you SUPPOSED to feel for people who continue to vote for the likes of an Grayson or a Reid? oh oh...I see another night on my knees...
The second book of Kings in the Old Testament is a usefully depressing history on national decline. It starts with fire coming down from heaven to convince a king, and Elijah ascending to heaven via chariots of fire. It ends with the former king of Judah taken into captivity and dependent on the ruler of Babylon, who condescends to give him an allowance.
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