Even in one of the darkest moments of redemptive history we see the Lord's preserving work.
Israel's kings were bent on idolatrous rebellion instead of living in and enjoying the new paradise they've been given.
God as Divine Warrior was hoped for during the period of exile, however he came with mercy on our behalf.
Through Naaman receiving healing from his leprosy we learn that God is sovereign in taking his people from bondage to blessing.
God in his mysterious providence uses the most unlikely means to accomplish his sovereign purpose.