[reaction to One Year Bible's June 27-29 readings]
There is quite a contrast between reading about the demise of Israel & Judah and reading about the growth of the early church in Acts. Question: Is the real problem size? Is it impossible to have a gigantic just organization? After chapter after chapter of kings not doing what is right in the ways of the lord, the exile of Israel to Assyria begins. And even the line of David ruling over Judah lets itself become subjects of a foreign king.
Historical/sociological question: How common is it for there to be a cultural victory before a political victory? Seems that the Assyrian cultural was took over before the king did.
Also, here' a shout out to the most power city clerk I've ever read about.