Sermons on 2 Kings
God will not tolerate a wicked nation indefinitely. God’s people in the Promised Land were now even more evil than the Canaanites had been. Even though it seems as if hope is dead, the Lord can breathe new life into dry bones.
God’s patience with Israel is spent; the northern kingdom falls to the Assyrian Empire, never to rise again. In Isaiah’s prophecy, we see the clearest witness to the coming Messiah.
Under the leadership of Ahab and Jezebel, Israel is gripped by idolatry and greed. God sends prophets to call Israel to repent, but they are largely ignored. The power of God wins every time.