Zedekiah held the fate of his people in his unbelieving hands. How different things might have been if he had been a king who feared the Lord.
2 Kings 24:18 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 19He also did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 20For because of the anger of the Lord this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, that He finally cast them out from His presence.Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.