Kings Week 15: Day 1

Pray and read

Ask God for understanding and insight into today’s passage, that leads to faithfulness and love for him. Read 2 Kings 21.

Explore

What sins has Manasseh committed? How could you summarise them?

How has he broken the covenants of Moses and David? (for example: Deuteronomy 12:1-14, 12:28-32, 2 Samuel 7:8-16) What consequences does this have for Judah?

Apply

What is Jesus’ relationship to the covenants of Moses and David? (for example: Matthew 5:17, Revelation 22:16, Acts 2:29-36)

What is our relationship as Christians to the covenants of Moses and David now? (for example: Colossians 2:13-14, Luke 1:29-33)

How did we earn the freedom from Moses’ covenant, and the privilege of being in the everlasting kingdom under the greatest king? By being better than King Manasseh and his people?

How does being freed from the penalties of the law affect life today?

How does belonging to Jesus’ eternal kingdom affect life today?

Pray

Thank God for his faithfulness to his covenants, and the certain hope that he will continue to be faithful to his promises.

Thank God for the freedom won by Jesus from the penalties of the law. Thank him for honouring David’s covenant in Jesus, and for bringing us into his kingdom.

Ask God for wisdom, joy and faithfulness as we live in response to Jesus’ fulfilment of the covenants of Moses and David.

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