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One Who Would Not See

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It has been said that those who fail to learn history’s lessons are bound to repeat its mistakes. This must be why it is also said that history repeats itself; there are apparently so few that learn history’s lessons that the same mistakes of the ages are repeated throughout the generations. We see an example of this among the latter of the kings of Judah. Ungodly approaches to the responsibility of the throne eventually prompted Jehovah to thrust the people of Judah from His presence, using the armies of their enemies to accomplish it. The last king of Judah, Zedekiah, had more negative examples from which to learn than any of his predecessors, yet did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. When Nebuchadnezzar’s forces besieged Jerusalem, Zedekiah was captured, forced to witness the execution of his sons, and then blinded; perhaps a fitting end for one who would not see.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater