Few Christians have a deep understanding of the Old Testament kings of Israel, or the prophets and their messages. The purpose of this series is to allow anybody to quickly gain a better understanding of those things, as well as an appreciation of how that information is relevant today. The Old Testament prophets were real people who proclaimed important messages from God that have stayed true for thousands of years. Jesus and the apostles thought the kings and prophets were important, so we should, too.
Rehoboam follows Solomon as king. Rehoboam unwisely tries to be a harsh king. Ten of the tribes rebel and start their own kingdom. The rebels become known as the Northern Kingdom, and the remnant ruled by Rehoboam is known as the Southern Kingdom.
Isaiah is one of the most famous of the prophets. Much of his work is done during the time of the good king, Hezekiah. After God grants his desire to live longer, Hezekiah makes two devastating mistakes.
Kings & Prophets EP16 - End of the Southern Kingdom
King Josiah is one of the best kings of the Southern Kingdom, but his goodness cannot overcome the evil done under previous kings. The prophet Jeremiah laments as God brings the destruction of the Southern Kingdom.