2 Kings 25

2 Kings 25:1-30

SUMMARYJerusalem falls

OVERVIEW: King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon conquers Judah. The Babylonians destroy all the city’s significant buildings, houses, and city walls and burn down the temple.

BIG IDEAThere are consequences for sin.

KEY VERSE2 Kings 25:10–11 (Babylon invades)
Then he supervised the entire Babylonian army as they tore down the walls of Jerusalem on every side. Then Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, took as exiles the rest of the people who remained in the city, the defectors who had declared their allegiance to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the population.

If your world collapses around you, fear not. I am with you. If your family members and friends desert you, don’t be afraid. I am with you. If you lose your job or your home, don’t be overwhelmed. I am with you. I will provide the hope you need, the stability you long for, and the relationships you desire. You will hear other offers. They will be attractive and will entice you to have something you can see, touch, or taste. But I am the only dependable one.

Don’t believe the false promises of those who pledge a fresh start. They may dangle a carrot that looks attractive, but it will be infested with worms. Wait on me. I will provide what you need when you need it. I will give you hope—your most valuable asset. I will give you strength—to stand for me and to follow me. And I will give you a voice—to share the good news with others, that I am here for all who call on me.

Make a list of all the ways God has provided for you in the past. Open a document or purchase a notebook and add to it every time you think of something. Use it as a way to restore hope anytime you feel down or forgotten.


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