Here is the first video of this very first series of practical lessons on the kings of Judah. Rehoboam! We see a great contrast between him and his father, Solomon.
Abijah was doing what seemed right from a religious point of view. He had the right kind of worship, everything was in order, but was the heart really there?
This new video quickly presents the highlights of the reign of Asa and three lessons for us.
In this new video we see the great events of the reign of Jehoshaphat and three practical lessons for us.
Jehoram’s reign was only 8 years. Why only 8 years? It is very short for all the trouble he caused in Judah, and for all the miseries that befell him.
Ahaziah was born into a family whose father did not follow his father’s ways. The environment in which he grew up was spiritually wicked.
There is much to learn from Joash’s character; but one particular thing emerges from his reign: it is his radical change of attitude after the death of Jehoiada.
Amaziah chose to do things his own way, after having experienced the help of God. When a prophet was sent to him from the Lord to make him realize the absurdity of what he was doing, Amaziah made it plain that he had better keep quiet.
The apostle John takes great care to write to young people not to love the world or the things that are in the world, including the pride of life. We see the ravages of the pride of life with Uzziah.
No bad things are mentioned concerning the reign of Jotham, despite what happened during his reign.
Uzziah and Jotham had worked to build cities in Judah, to equip the army, and to build war machines. All these things were impressive, but we see that even the best preparations, without God, are useless.
At his death, Hezekiah was buried “in the highest place of the sepulchers of the sons of David; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honor” (2 Chronicles 32:33).
If Hezekiah, the father of Manasseh, was an example of godliness, Manasseh did quite the opposite.
Manasseh repented towards the end of his reign. But unfortunately the damage was done, not only among the people, but in his own home, in his children.
Not only Josiah did not fit into what we could consider a family reputation, but quite the contrary, he still remains today a remarkable example of zeal and piety towards God.
Jehoahaz did not know that his time was going to be short, and we do not know how long we have. Jehoahaz made a bad use of the short time he had.
In Jeremiah 22:13-19, a very vivid, but dramatic, description of Jehoiakim’s reign is given to us.
We have very little information concerning the reign of Jehoiachin; if we can call it a reign, for in fact Nebuchadnezzar besieged the city of Jerusalem. But the name of Jehoiachin comes up several times in the Word, being linked to several events.
One thing is striking in the character of Zedekiah: it is his inconsistency.