Today’s passage: 2 Kings 25:1-30
- Because Judah rebelled again, unwilling to submit, Babylon finished them off entirely. Instead of the lower class being left and elevated, only the poorest remained as servants.
- Jeremiah had told Zedekiah he would see Nebuchadnezzar. Ezekiel told Zedekiah he would never see Babylon. Both prophecies were right. (Jeremiah 32:4, Ezekiel 12:13)
- The sons of Zedekiah (Whom Nebuchadnezzar had made king) were killed to end that royal line, but not the sons of Jehoiachin. (Matthew 1:12)
- Jehoiachin had been cursed that none of his line would ever sit on the throne (Jeremiah 22:30). But, Jesus Christ is not Joseph’s biological son.
Questions to consider:
- After the events of verses 25-26 where are all of the Jewish people? Who is left in Judah? With all the events of this chapter, what has happened to Jerusalem?
- Who seems to be missing in this final chapter of the history of Judah? Even though He is not mentioned, is He active? What is God doing when we don’t feel like He is listening or intervening? What has He promised?
- What was God’s promise to these exiles (Jeremiah 29:4-14)? In what way would this passage be applicable to us today? In what way are we “not home?” What plans does God have for his people in the future?