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The Fall of the Northern Kingdom
2 Kings 17:1-41

I suspect that people think I am an upright kind of guy, and they are not exactly wrong, but I have stories in my past of which I am ashamed and about which they don’t know, and I am not about to tell you these either. They still cause me shame, but that sense of shame isn’t demoralizing; I have come to terms with my actions and sought forgiveness for them. The positive significance of the shame is that it continues to inhibit me from acting in the same way again. I also know stories about messes that other people have gotten into that are similar to mine, sometimes with results that have been more devastating, and those stories are significant for me too. They reinforce the motivation to avoid getting into those messes again...

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