Reading today from 2 Kings 25 thru 1 Chronicles 1…
“And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.” 2 Kings 25:7 (KJB)
King Zedekiah had been unable to see the way of God. God have offered him life, and he had rejected it. In the prophecy of Jeremiah 39 the word to this king was to surrender to Babylon’s king, and he would live, the city of Jerusalem would be saved, and people would live.
With his eyes he saw only what he wanted to see, but could not see God’s way for him and Judah and the city of Jerusalem.
The words of Jesus in Mark 8:18 “Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?” remind people today, and should especially remind Christians that we still must heed the word of the LORD. It will surely come to pass just as He says.
It does not matter if His word is in the positive or the negative; it will come to pass. It is always for our good and His glory. We must remember sin is destructive. Without the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ we are forever condemned in our sins. We, before we came to Christ, were slaves to sin. Now, in Christ, we are free from sin, our sin debt has been paid, we have choice now, to serve the Lord our God.
Can you imagine the pain and agony of a man seeing his sons beheaded before his very eyes; then his eyes being put out with a hot iron? The very last thing he saw he will remember for all his life.
O, hear, and heed the word of the LORD. It is precious. It is powerful. It is for all time and eternity. Believe Jesus. Trust Jesus.