Today we are reading one chapter in Paul’s letter to the Romans and two chapters in 2 Kings.
Romans 12. Paul reminds us that we shall offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God, serve God with the spiritual gifts He has given us, do it as members of one spiritual body, behave like Christians (little Christs), bless those who persecute us, and overcome Evil with Good.
2 Kings 17. Hoshea was the last King over Israel, the defeated Israelites were carried captive to Assyria, and Assyria then resettled Samaria with their own people.
2 Kings 18, Hezekiah reigned in Judah, and was threatened by the Assyrians. Sennacherib boasted against the LORD, but Hezekiah still trusted the LORD and that He would deliver His people. The chapter ends with a standoff.