2 Chronicles 36: No Remedy

15 The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 35: Acts of Devotion

26 The other events of Josiah’s reign and his acts of devotion in accordance with what is written in the Law of the Lord— 27 all the events, from beginning to end, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. -2 Chronicles 35:26-27 What will people remember about you the most when your [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 34: Finding the Book of the Law

Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord.” -2 Chronicles 34:15 When Hilkiah worked to remodel the temple, he found the Book of the Law. Apparently, Scripture had not been read in a long, long time. He gave it to Shaphan in order [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 33: Seek the Favor of God

12 In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. 13 And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 32: The Power of Prayer

20 King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to heaven about this. 21 And the Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace. And when he went into [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 31: Devoted to the Law of the Lord

He ordered the people living in Jerusalem to give the portion due the priests and Levites so they could devote themselves to the Law of the Lord. -2 Chronicles 31:4 It has always been God’s intention that his people be devoted to the law of the Lord. In the time of Moses, the law was [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 30: He Will Not Turn His Face

The Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him. -2 Chronicles 30:9 We are often called in Scripture to return to the Lord. Why? This verse offers three key reasons. First, we are to return to the Lord because he is gracious. His [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 29: Do Not Be Negligent

My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before him and serve him, to minister before him and to burn incense. -2 Chronicles 29:11 King Hezekiah offered one of the best motivational talks in the Bible. The priest had become unfaithful, something the king sought to change. In [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 28: Speaking Truth to Help the Weak

9 But a prophet of the Lord named Oded was there, and he went out to meet the army when it returned to Samaria. He said to them, “Because the Lord, the God of your ancestors, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand. But you have slaughtered them in a rage that reaches [Read More…]

2 Chronicles 27: Steadfast

Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord his God. -2 Chronicles 27:6 Jotham’s father and grandfather were both kings and men who followed the Lord. Yet these reasons are not listed as sufficient explanation for his success. Jotham grew powerful becuase he walked faithfully before the Lord. We often think those with [Read More…]