Entries by David Guzik

The Sad End of a Good King

Then the LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death; so he dwelt in an isolated house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the royal house, judging the people of the land. (2 Kings 15:5) King Azariah (also known as Uzziah) was one of the better […]

Except the High Places

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. (2 King 15:3-4) These words concern a king over Judah named Azariah (2 Kings 15:1-2). […]

Together In His Name

Dear Pastor, Preacher, or Bible Teacher – Did you get to preach or teach God’s Word this last weekend? If you did get that privilege, you might be a little drained today. If it is done right, preaching and teaching the Bible will take something out of you. It’s not only a giving of God’s […]

Unnötige Probleme

Und Joas, der König von Israel, nahm Amazja, den König von Juda, den Sohn des Joas, des Sohnes Ahasjas, bei Beth-Schemesch gefangen; und er kam nach Jerusalem und riß die Stadtmauern ein, vom Tor Ephraim bis zum Ecktor, auf 400 Ellen Länge. Und er nahm alles Gold und Silber und alle Geräte, die sich im […]

Surprising Mercy

He restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher. For the LORD saw that the affliction of Israel […]

Unnecessary Trouble

Then Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah…and [Jehoash] went to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem…. And he took all the gold and silver, all the articles that were found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king’s house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria. […]