Sons who did not Listen to Dad
2 August 2020 PM – 2Kings 23:31 – Kings20 – Scott Childs
Introduction: Last week, we looked at the last kings of Israel before Israel went into captivity. This evening, we pick up the history of Judah over 100 years later. As we do, we are going to look at the last four kings of Judah before Judah went into captivity to Babylon. Three of these men were the sons of Josiah, one of the most godly kings that ever reigned in Judah. The third was his grandson, whom Josiah may have adopted as one of his own sons, for he is called Josiah’s son in Matthew 1:11. Sadly, not one of these four sons listened to their godly Dad. God tells us that each of them did evil in the sight of the LORD.
Transition: As we look at these four kings, I want us to note problems they faced because they refused to listen to their godly Dad.
Jehoahaz (Shallum), 609 BC, 3 months