The northern kingdom has fallen to Assyria. The southern kingdom hangs by a thread. All the while the kings have led the southern kingdom in a downward spiral away from God, His ways, and His blessings to the point of no return. And now another external threat knocks on Judah’s door—Babylon. Though God continued to send warning after warning all the way to the end, the consequences of their rebellion stood. But ruin is not the last word for God’s people.
2Kings 21, 23-25; 2Chron 33, 36; Jer 1-2, 4-5, 13, 21; Ez 1-2, 6-7, 36-37