Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Hezekiah and Indifference for the Future
Scripture’s testimony concerning Hezekiah is overwhelmingly positive. He trusted in God, kept His commandments, and chased idolatry out of Israel. He also enjoyed great military victories against the world powers of his time (2 Kings 18:1–8). But Hezekiah was still flesh and blood. His instinct for self-preservation was a recurring theme in his life, and it invited God’s displeasure.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Eli and Passive Parenting
Eli was a priest and judge over Israel during one of the lowest points in its history. His life is a great lesson for us because his key failure was a relatively obscure sin that runs rampant in the church today—a passive approach to parenting.