We start well, then we lose our way.

2 Kings 18:1-37 -  Hezekiah ‘held fast to the Lord; he did not depart from following Him…’ (6). We give up so easily. We start well, then we lose our way. We don’t stick at it. Some people are all smiles - when things are going well. When the going gets tough, they lose their …

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Help us, Lord, to give ourselves, wholeheartedly to you – as Jesus gave Himself completely for us.

2 Kings 6:24-7:20 We read, Lord, about “windows in heaven” – and we read about “a day of good news” (2 Kings 7:2,9). What a wonderful day of good news it was when You opened the windows of heaven and sent Your Son, Jesus, to this earth (Luke 2:10-11). Help us, Lord. to give ourselves, …

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Sometimes, Lord, it seems like you are far away from us…

2 Kings 9:1-37 Sometimes, Lord, it seems like You are far away from us. Why do we feel like this? It’s because we have wandered away from You. We’ve allowed something else to come between ourselves and You. Call us back to Yourself, back from the brink, back to a new beginning, back to the …

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Help us, Lord, to resist Satan – in Your strength.

2 Kings 23:31-24:17 “The king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon all the men of valour … all of them strong and fit for war” (2 Kings 24:16) – A prisoner war is taken out of the battle. What a sad state of affairs it is, Lord,  when Satan sweeps in and takes control of …

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Everything seems to be falling round about us.

Praying Through God's Word 2 Kings 20:1-21:18 “Carried off to Babylon” (2 Kings 20:17); “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!” (Revelation 14:18 & 18:2). Everything seems to be falling round about us. We hear so much bad news. We wonder, “What, Lord, do You think of all this?” Even “in Babylon” there were “the chosen” …

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Taking a look at the Old Testament: 1 and 2 Kings

Learning From God's Word

“Who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9).

The king was called to be more than a political leader. He was called to be a spiritual leader.

To be a spiritual leader, he needed to remember that the people of Israel were God’s people.

Sometimes people say, “Everything is politics.” Here, we’re reminded that politics isn’t everything.

We need to remember the Lord.

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