Jeremiah 52:32 (KJV)
And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,
In the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of the Jews in Babylon, the Bible says that the king of Babylon began to treat the king of Judah kindly. There is little reason given for this kindness, but I have some suggestions.
First, there was the grace of God
He never stopped loving them, and though the judgment was of God, the nature of God tends toward goodness. Even amid this severity, there was grace.
Second, there was submission
I’m guessing on this one, but the promise of God had always been that they were to submit to Babylon, accept captivity and trust God to give them favor with their captors.
Finally, there was Daniel
Daniel and his friends had faithfully served the kings of Babylon since they arrived. They never compromised their faith, but they did serve the king well. Noted events, recorded in the book of Daniel, reveal that the testimony of these men led the king to a kind eye toward their God. No doubt this would have translated into being kind to the king of the Jews.
Obedience to God is always rewarded.
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