Today we are continuing in Romans, and read one chapter in 2 Kings.
May 31: Romans 9, 2 Kings 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Romans 9. After the glorious chapter 8 Paul turns his attention to Israel and their rejection of Christ, they are, after all God’s Sovereign Choice and the Children of Promise. God administers justice as he seed fit “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated,” and Israel’s unbelief is “Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
2 Kings 11. This is a chapter full of palace intrigue: Athaliah, daughter of Ahab and Jezebel takes seizes power over Judah and reigns for six years. Finally, Joash is crowned King of Judah, and Athaliah was put to death. After all, she had put Baal in the temple.