God has wanted us to see that Israel and Judah, the two nations that were to be God’s people and represent God, had lost their way. Kings are rising up but only making matters worse, leading the nation into deeper sins. At the moment, the attention is on the northern nation called Israel. The king at that time is Ahab and he will rule for 22 years. He did more evil than any of those who were before him. The sins of the children are outpacing the sins of the parents. Each leader cares less about God than the one before him. It is a dangerous time for those who are trying to be faithful to the Lord. Living in a time like this is going to require a lot of faith. It is during these times that an important question is going to be asked of those who claim to love God. How much faith do you have?
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