The kingdoms of Israel and Judah go from division to disintegration to destruction in the Book of 2 Kings. It’s a sad process for the people of God.
Leaders who compromise create chaos and calamity not only for themselves, but for those they lead. Society suffers when its leaders fail. The Old Testament is full of such stories, but none are more devastating than this book. The consequences of wrongdoing are unavoidable, and it is the grace of God that He would give us clear examples not only of how to live, but also of how not to.