We see God’s interaction with two great kings, as the exile draws near.
- Humility – It took capture and imprisonment to humble Manasseh. Josiah humbled himself when he heard the Word of the Lord. How has God humbled you? Do you humble yourself before God’s Word?
- Judgment and Mercy – God judged Manasseh for his sins, but then showed him mercy when Manasseh humbled himself and cried out for help. God’s judgment was coming against Judah because of their sins, but God mercifully postponed his judgment because of Josiah’s humility. How have you seen God’s judgment and mercy at work?