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Zedekiah - King of Judah




Reference II Kings 24:17 - 25:30
II Chronicles 36:11-12
Jeremiah 52:1-3
Reign 11 years
Theme Choosing what is wrong.
Lesson Sin is not something thrust upon us, but, ultimately, something we choose to do.
Key Verse "But he (Zedekiah) stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel. Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem" (II Chronicles 36:13-14).
Memory Verse "The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth" (Psalm 34:16).
Application As Christians, we must not allow sinful pride or desire to turn us away from following the godly examples of men and women that the Lord has brought into each of our lives. We can do no better than strive to live according to how these men and women of God have shown us.
Spiritual Epitaph "But they (Israel) mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy" (II Chronicles 36:16).

This son of Josiah had the opportunity to do good; however he chose not to take his father's lead. Though he had the shining example of the revered Josiah to emulate, Zedekiah obstinately refused, thus bringing on the final downfall of his people.

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Kings of Judah
Rehoboam Abijah Asa Jehoshaphat
Jehoram Ahaziah Joash Amaziah
Uzziah Jotham Ahaz Hezekiah
Manasseh Amon Josiah Jehoahaz
Eliakim Jehoiachin Zedekiah Index

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