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Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years. His mother’s name was Hephzibah. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
2 Kings 21:1-2//

Fifty-five years is such a long time for the Lord to be patient with an evil-doer. I praise Him for being patient with me.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord: The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the Lord. And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.” “The word of the Lord you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah replied. For he thought, “Will there not be peace and security in my lifetime?”
2 Kings 20:16-19//

If I have been good in the eyes of the Lord, I need not worry about my descendants because everything the Lord does is righteous and for the good of those who love Him.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: “Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.” But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God.
2 Kings 17:13-14//

One of the ways I can measure my trust in the Lord is by how obedient I am to Him.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

You have indeed defeated Edom and now you are arrogant. Glory in your victory, but stay at home! Why ask for trouble and cause your own downfall and that of Judah also?” Amaziah, however, would not listen, so Jehoash king of Israel attacked. He and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth Shemesh in Judah.
2 Kings 14:10-11//

Despite sound logic, some people refuse to listen to wisdom.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

Therefore King Joash summoned Jehoiada the priest and the other priests and asked them, “Why aren’t you repairing the damage done to the temple? Take no more money from your treasurers, but hand it over for repairing the temple.” The priests agreed that they would not collect any more money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves.
2 Kings 12:7-8//

Real leaders sometimes have to be firm to get things done.