Preparing the Epitaph

If you think it is tedious to read about wicked king after wicked kind who “did evil in the sight of the Lord,” how do you think God feels about all this! A brief phrase brings to an end the history of a king: “He was buried with his fathers.” It is sobering to wonder just where they all wound up!

As the list of kings and a summary of their reigns flow along, remember that you too will be part of a long history of people in your own family and community in which your life will be summarized along with all the others. When you are buried in the family plot along with your ancestors, what do you want to have written on your tombstone? How will you want to be remembered? May every act of love engrave itself as an epitaph.

2 Kings 14—16

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Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read Proverbs 22—23; 2 Kings; Ecclesiastes 5—8.


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