Carry Into Captivity

“And he carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the kings house . . .”  2 Kings 24:13

“Also he carried into captivity all Jerusalem; all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, ten thousand captives, and all the  crasftsmen and smiths.  None remained except the poorest people of the land.”  2 Kings 24:14

What a shock it must have been to see their lives dismantled.

Lord, please carry into captivity all my rebellious thoughts today. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lock It Up

Please, carry away             
what’s proud in me
lock it up
and throw away the key
leaving behind
the poor and needy
that begs to let
You be all it seeks.


  1. Just amazing deb

  2. Amen sis let Him carry away those things away from us…

  3. Awesome analogy and I believe it’s right on the mark. God bless you today.

  4. Amen!!!
    Love you Debbie and I did enjoy the read,Lord “lock it up”!

  5. That speaks to me today. I haven’t confessed pride in a long time. Need to look into that. Thanks Debbie! : )

  6. Thank you, Deb

    “Lord, please carry into captivity all my rebellious thoughts today. ”
    Amen and amen.

    God bless you, obedient friend.


  7. This one is so profound. I love it so much!!!


  8. God bless you, sweet Betty, as you gladly let Your Jesus captivate you! 🙂

  9. Those kind of things are sneaky . . .I need His help with them, and don’t want them around. God bless you, dear Desiray, as you seek Him along today!

  10. Thank you, Larry, for encouraging me and helping me stay with this! God bless you too, friend and grape-nut fan!

  11. Amen to your Amen, precious Pat!! Loved hearing about your praise report! woohoo! God bless you as you give Him all that needs locked up today!

  12. Oh Linda . . .I post this and then you know what happens, right? He gives me opportunities to put it into action. But, it’s all good . . .I just feel yucky when pride is stomping about. It’s got to go! God bless you and love you hugely today!

  13. Those thoughts creep in, Ann, and if I’m not careful then they take root as truth. But they are not. I do best when I’m poor and needy and just seeking Him. Take the rest away, please Lord.
    God bless you, His full of grace daughter, who wants more of Jesus all the time. love and prayers for a wonderful weekend!

  14. Love you so much, wonderful woman of the Word! and love your shorter devotions and studies! yay! God bless you as you let Him have your all!

  15. Powerful!

  16. God bless you, sweet Patricia, and all that He leads you to and away from.

  17. What a wonderful, humble prayer, Sis–and a beautiful picture to go with it. And you know, He really does lock away all the “less than” things we bring to Him–never brings them back out to remind us of how we miss the mark! Much love to you, and all here at church–God bless you so much!! sis Caddo

  18. Hi Delightful Sis! I’m so glad He is in charge of things like that and knows just what to do with my sin and pride. 🙂 God bless you and love on you tonight, making music with your chimes just for you! love and prayers!

  19. I’ve never thought of the judgment this way before Deb! That God was carrying away all that led Israel into idolatry (their treasure) and left behind the only part that would need Him… call out to Him! That’s a really merciful view!

  20. What can I say? You’ve nailed it and said all that needs to be said. Thank you Lord for Deb, and thank you Deb.

    We serve an amazing God!

  21. Thank you for the encouragement, Pastor J! I appreciate your input so much . . .helps me know if I’ve wandered off course too far in my simple stuff. God bless you and all that cries out to Him!

  22. God bless you, Mentor Angela, and your willingness to be led wherever He wants to take you, knowing you have all you need in Him. love and prayers!

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