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  • Luke 17:34-37
    I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed. One person will be taken and the other left.Two women will be grinding grain together. One will be taken and the other left.”
  • 2 Peter 2 7-2 Peter 2 9
    God saved Lot, a man who did what was right. Lot was shocked by the evil conduct of people who didn’t obey God’s laws.That good man lived among them day after day. He saw and heard the evil things they were doing. They were breaking God’s laws. And the godly spirit of Lot was deeply troubled.Since all this is true, then the Lord knows how to save godly people. He knows how to keep them safe in times of testing. The Lord also knows how to keep ungodly people under guard. He will do so until the day they will be judged and punished.
  • 2 Peter 2 5
    God did not spare the world’s ungodly people long ago. He brought the flood on them. But Noah preached about the right way to live. God kept him safe. He also saved seven others.
  • 1 Corinthians 4 7
    Who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you brag as though you did not?
  • 2 Chronicles 33 12-2 Chronicles 33 24
    When Manasseh was in trouble, he asked the Lord his God to help him. He made himself very humble in the sight of the God of his people.Manasseh prayed to him. When he did, the Lord felt sorry for him. He answered his prayer. The Lord brought Manasseh back to Jerusalem and his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is God.After that, Manasseh rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David. It was west of the Gihon spring in the valley. It reached all the way to the entrance of the Fish Gate. It went around the entire hill of Ophel. Manasseh also made the wall much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the cities in Judah that had high walls around them.Manasseh got rid of the false gods. He removed the statue of one of those gods from the Lord’ s temple. He also removed all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem. He threw them out of the city.Then he made the Lord’ s altar look like new again. He sacrificed friendship offerings and thank offerings on it. He told the people of Judah to serve the Lord, the God of Israel.The people continued to offer sacrifices at the high places. But they offered them only to the Lord their God.The other events of Manasseh’s rule are written down in the official records of the kings of Judah. These records include his prayer to his God. They also include the words the prophets spoke to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.Everything about Manasseh is written in the records of the prophets. That includes his prayer and the fact that God felt sorry for him. It includes everything he did before he made himself humble in the Lord’ s sight. It includes all his sins and the fact that he wasn’t faithful to the Lord. It includes the locations where he built high places. It includes the places where he set up poles used to worship the female god named Asherah. And it includes the places where he set up statues of other gods.Manasseh joined the members of his family who had already died. He was buried in his palace. Manasseh’s son Amon became the next king after him.Amon was 22 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for two years.Amon did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Manasseh had done. Amon worshiped and offered sacrifices to all the statues of gods that Manasseh had made.He didn’t make himself humble in the Lord’ s sight as his father Manasseh had done. So Amon became even more guilty.Amon’s officials made plans against him. They murdered him in his palace.
  • Luke 23:39-43
    One of the criminals hanging there made fun of Jesus. He said,“ Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself! Save us!”But the other criminal scolded him.“ Don’t you have any respect for God?” he said.“ Remember, you are under the same sentence of death.We are being punished fairly. We are getting just what our actions call for. But this man hasn’t done anything wrong.”Then he said,“ Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”Jesus answered him,“ What I’m about to tell you is true. Today you will be with me in paradise.”