First and 2 Kings trace the history of Israel during the four hundred years from the death of King David to the destruction of Jerusalem. Each king is judged on whether he was obedient to God or did evil in His sight. Many lessons follow from these stories.
We learn what motivates people to reject God. We observe sin’s consequences. The primary message is that Israel’s tragic descent form David’s golden reign to exile and captivity was the result of unfaithfulness. If only those people had known-If only could have seen! And what about us?