There was no Remedy
2 Chronicles 36:15-16
“The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.”
God’s patience with Judah finally ran out. 2 Chronicles 36 recounts the brief histories of the final four kings of Judah, who served a combined twenty-five years. It is very clear they all did evil in the sight of the Lord.
The final king of the four, Zedekiah, would not listen to God’s prophet, Jeremiah, nor humble himself. He became very stubborn and would not turn to the Lord God of Israel (verses 12-13).
Verse 14 continues:
“Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.”
So finally, God handed over the leaders and people of Judah to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to be taken into captivity for seventy years. The Temple was burned, Jerusalem’s wall was torn down, and all the Temple articles of service and all its treasures were plundered.
Sadly, the state of affairs in Jerusalem and Judah in today’s passage sounds a lot like our world right now, especially in America. Will we repent and turn back to the Lord before we come under God’s judgment? I pray we will.
Ask the Father what you need to do to begin a personal revival for you and your family. Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you to positively influence the world around you before it is too late.
Dive Deeper: Study 2 Chronicles 36.