Posts Tagged: Yahweh

2 Kings 23:25 – No King Like Him

Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, nor did any like him arise after him. (2 Kings 23:25) This verse indicates the high regard that God had for…

2 Kings 19:28 – My Hook in Your Nose

Hezekiah’s believing loyalty toward Yahweh earned him many blessings.  The Lord in 2 Kings 18:5 even went so far as to say: He trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah after him, nor among those who were before him. High praise…

2 Kings 17:33 – Syncretism

When people try to serve both other gods and Yahweh, the God of the Bible, at the same time, they are guilty of syncretism.  Merriam-Webster dictionary defines syncretism “as the combination of different forms of belief or practice.”  In ancient Israel, this sin was a serious downfall among the people.  In fact, it’s what led…

John 5:38 – You Do Not Believe

There have always been those who did not believe in the God of all creation. They have turned from Him in their willfulness or ignorance and followed other gods. These gods are indeed real; they are spiritual beings in rebellion to their Father who created them.  In the grand scheme of things, Satan has risen…

2 Kings 10:16 – Faltering Zeal

It seems as if some people who start out well in serving the Lord continue in their zeal for Him, whereas others fall away. How and why they turn is certainly a complicated dynamic. We see this in the account of Jehu. Back when Elijah was prophet over Israel, Yahweh had given him Word that…

2 Kings 8:12 – Why Elisha Wept

The prophet Elisha had quite a lot of interaction with the kings of Syria that resulted in a number of dramatic events.  Actually the Ben-Hadad noted in the Bible as king of Syria, but not distinguished as such, was both father and son.  Because Elisha performed his many deeds for about 60 years, he would…

2 Kings 5:20 – Gehazi’s Greed

The account of the Syrian commander Naaman and the prophet Elisha is one that teaches us much about the ways of God.  The underlying narrative is that in the Ancient Near East (ANE) there was a territorial concept about the gods.  Deriving from the Genesis 11 account of the Tower of Babel where Yahweh came…

2 Kings 3:27 – Human Sacrifice

The demonic realm hungers for blood. We’ve all heard about satanic rituals where blood is shed or even drank, so there’s certainly enough information and proof that adherents of darkness who follow Satan and his minions perform abhorrent practices.  Have you ever wondered why, or to what end? First, it’s important to understand there are…

1 King’s 19:10 – Elijah’s Lament

Elijah obeyed the Lord and received His blessings for his faithfulness, but that didn’t stop the prophet from fearing for his life at the hand of man.  Because of the tasks that God had Elijah perform, his life was constantly in danger.  In his human frailty, he grew weary and depressed.  Yet, Yahweh came to…

1 Kings 18:21 – Leaping and Limping

If someone is leaping, can he also be limping at the same time?  That’s a strange question, isn’t it? Apparently according to the writer of 1 Kings, that’s a distinct possibility. In the days of the prophet Elijah, the wicked King Ahab ruled over Israel – the Northern Kingdom.  He was so evil and far…