2Kings 15-17 Obedience 101
God blessed His children by removing them from Egypt and placing them in the land of Israel. Moses reminded them to obey only God but they chose to ignore that command—over and over and over. Finally, God disciplined them by allowing evil nations to overtake them and remove them from the Promised Land to a land they did not know. There they would serve the wicked kings who had strange languages and customs. The priests did not lead the people to God but away from God as did the kings. My heart hurts when I read these passages because it is a reminder of looking in the mirror at my own sin and how God removed His blessings when I did not obey Him.
It is as if I am reading the books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus all over again! Obey Me says God and they say yes we will obey but they do not. Truly God is to be revered: Isa 42:8 “I am the Lord, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.“
Are you being blessed? Then know that God is pleased with your choices.