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Friday, December 09, 2005

2 Chronicles 21

King Jehoram

Summary:
Jehoshaphat died, and his son Jehoram succeeded him. Jehoram killed his brothers, and reigned eight years. He did evil, but God still kept his promise to preserve David's line. Edom and Libnah revolted against him. He set up high places. He received a letter from Elijah, saying how God had cursed him because of him sin. The Philistines and Arabs attacked Jerusalem, killing his sons, except for Ahaziah. Jehoram died because of his curse. No-one cared, and he wasn't put in the king's tomb.

Key verse:
7. Nevertheless, because of the covenant the LORD had made with David, the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David. He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.

My thoughts:
The verse saying that God will curse for 3 or 4 generations but bless for a thousand comes to mind. God is faithful to his promise, despite things not going to plan.

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