Today we are continuing in Romans, and read one chapter in 2 Kings.
May 30: Romans 8, 2 Kings 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Romans 8. This chapter is too important for comments. Read it; together with all the Old Testament references, then read it again. Let it sink in.
2 Kings 10. This is a killings chapter, Ahab’s seventy sons killed, Ahaziah’s forty-two brothers killed, the rest of Ahab’s family killed, worshipers of Baal killed, and finally the death of Jehu.
Today we are continuing in Romans, and read two chapters in 2 Kings.
May 29: Romans 7, 2 Kings 8, 2 Kings 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Romans 7. Thanks to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are free from the Law when we belong to Him. Yet, we struggle with sin; “ For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.” The chapter ends up with “ O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” It all makes sense in chapter 8.
2 Kings 8. The King Restores the Shunammite’s Land, and then Hazael murders Ben-Hadad. Then the chapter lists two more kings of Judah, Jehoram and Ahaziah.
2 Kings 9, Jehu, a man of action was anointed king of Israel, Joram of Israel was killed, Ahaziah of Judah was killed, and finally Jezebel suffered the most humiliating and violent death possible.