It is difficult to read the Old Testament book of Second Kings without considering the words written by the apostle Paul centuries later. Galatians 6:7 warns, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” 


The sowing and reaping principle applies to nations as much as it does individuals. We should never confuse God’s patience and long-suffering with His indifference toward sin. Eventually, a nation will reap what it has sown. 


The wages of national sin are decline and captivity. Without repentance and turning back to God, there is a payday someday! History is replete with examples of this, including Old Testament Israel and Judah. What will it take for you to return to God?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG