So many things stood out for me in today's readings. I'd like to start with one of the last things:
With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.
What a good reminder. "With all these things in mind"..."stand firm"..."keep a strong grip on the teaching" as we too are having knowledge passed on to us in person (our pastors, bible school teachers, Sunday School teachers, etc.) and in letters (Scripture, Christian authors, podcasts, etc.) and as we keep all these things in mind may it help us to stand firm in our knowledge.
This also stood out for me:
God always, always, always is true to His promises!
“You will see it happen with your own eyes, but you won’t be able to eat any of it!”
and it happened.
“Go and tell him, ‘You will surely recover.’ But actually the has shown me that he will surely die!” ....But the next day Hazael took a blanket, soaked it in water, and held it over the king’s face until he died.
and he did die.
But the did not want to destroy Judah, for he had promised his servant David that his descendants would continue to rule, shining like a lamp forever.
and Jesus was born from the line of David and will reign forever.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Kings 10-12, 2 Thessalonians 3