In the last chapter, an evil woman bought to the South by a marriage alliance with North tried to kill everyone in the house of David. One heir was hidden in the temple by his aunty, wife of one of the priests. 7 years pass.
They stage a perfect coup, and the boy is made king.
God is in the background, he’s promised a great destiny for the Davidic Kings. But he’s not mentioned and doesn’t speak.
It is a religious struggle, the usurper has established a temple of Baal, which is a folk God from the north.
Levite guards kill the usurper and the Baal priest when the boy is declared king.
I find out the restructure of the salvation army section in which I work today, it may mean that it is clear I have to leave, or that there is a clear position for me to apply for.
It could be the road to uncertainty or security.
I’m nervous about it but I do have a sense of God being behind the future, so I’m quite resigned and calm about it too.
True then, true now.