Today’s passage: 2 Chronicles 28:1-27
- We are reminded in verse 1 who the father of the kings of Judah was. This is David’s line. This is the line of Christ.
- The sins of Ahaz ought to startle and grieve the reader. These sins are grievous no matter who commits them.
- Even though Israel had rejected the Lord, they were more responsive to His warnings during these events than Judah.
- The northern tribes of Israel were finally defeated and taken into captivity by the Assyrians during Ahaz’s wicked reign. There was discipline and judgment all around Judah and Israel. They would not repent.
Questions to consider:
- What is so amazing about verse 22 after reading all of the other things Ahaz was known to do? What terrible sins did the king of Judah participate in?
- Not only did the king worship false gods himself, but he also prevented others from worshiping the true God. How did he do this (Verses 24-25)?
- What hope is presented at the end of the chapter? King Ahaz was not the promised king who would reign forever in righteousness and justice (Neither would Hezekiah). Who was Judah supposed to be looking for? Whom do we long to see on the throne forever?