THE STORY OF TWO KINGS OF JUDAH: third king Asa and the third last king Jehoiachin
(2 Chron 15 & 16, 2 Kings 24:8-16; 25:27-30)
Fearful young Asa, cried out to God for success,
So God saved him from Ethiopia, God gave him rest (2 Chron 14:6).
But on his 36th year of reign, when the king grew proud and big,
He turned from God to strategies, and died lonely and sick.
Fearful young Jehoiachin followed his old man’s wicked ways,
So God let Nebuchadnessar imprison him, for 36 years he counted his days.
One evening, Nebu threw his own son in jail - the two men became friends;
And when Nebu died, the Prince went to the throne, and made Jehoiachin a free man.
I love the stories of these two kings – and here's what I see -
God's ways are amazing, especially to those who are meek.
Don't forget Him when you're strong; when you’re in prison, be calm -
He’s never far, He’s just above you, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
love the ocean - God made it for Himself
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- In the Old Testament in the Bible, there was a man named Jacob who "wrestled with God and man." He wouldn't let God go until God answered his prayers. God admired that and renamed him Israel, "the one who fought or wrestled and prevailed". He fought with man--his inner man--and conquered his own weaknesses. He's my hero. He is what I hope God and man see me to be.