Notes: March 23, 2009

Israel Overrun

God had promised that the Judah would fall into the hands of the Babylonians. Moreover He had predicted that the inhabitants would be taken as captives into a foreign land. The beginning of such captivity is described in today’s reading.

2 Kings 24:10-17

  • Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon; Jehoiachin was the king of Judah.
  • Israel’s king, his family and his court, surrendered and were taken away.
  • The Babylonians ransacked the temple in Jerusalem; but they did not take everything.
  • Only the poorest and weakest and less talented folks were not forced to leave the country.

2 Chronicles 36:9-10

  • v 9. Eight or eighteen? 2 Kings 24:8.
  • v 10. Brother or uncle? 2 Kings 24:17.

Psalm 127:1-9

  • v 1. What makes you cry? Have you ever wept when you remembered times of spiritual joy, or seasons of spiritual defeat?
  • v 4. Are there times or places that singing gospel songs and hymns may be inappropriate, inconvenient, or undesirable?
  • v 8. Do you have assurance that God will make all things right?