Epistles of Thomas

October 14, 2009

2 Chronicles 25-27

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 22:22
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Amaziah came to power and killed his father’s murdering officials but did not kill their families but acted in accordance with Deut 28:61 which says that “each of you will die for your own sin.” Amaziah listened to the Lord at the beginning and defeated Edom but quickly turned to worshipping the gods of Edom which had not even saved those people from the Hebrews. How strange. He then challenged Israel to a battle and was soundly defeated because of his idolatry. Israel looted the treasury and knocked down 400 cubits of the city wall. The people deposed Amaziah and put his son Uzziah on the throne. As long as Uzziah was faithful God gave him victory over the Philistines and he fame spread. Unfortunately, his pride also spread and he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense, something only the priests could do. While he argued with the priests leprosy broke out on his forehead and he fled into seclusion for the rest of his life.
Jotham then came to power and was victorious because he followed the Lord. He subdued the Ammonites and collected tribute from them. The verdict being, “Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord his God” (27:6).

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