2 Chronicles 17: Devoted to God; Standing Against Sin

“His heart was devoted to the ways of the Lord; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah.” -2 Chronicles 17:6 Did you realize that devotion to God includes standing against sin? King Jehoshaphat was called devoted to the ways of the Lord. Why? A big part of his devotion included his strong stand against the other gods of his time. If we wish to be fully devoted to the Lord, we must also take a… Read more

2 Chronicles 16: God Is Looking for You

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” -2 Chronicles 16:9 This verse has become one of my favorites. Did you realize God is looking throughout the world to bless those who are fully committed to him? Most of us miss this. We live day to day, hoping God will bless us or even wonder if he notices anything we do in service to him. He does notice…. Read more

2 Chronicles 15: Fully Committed to the Lord

“Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life.” -2 Chronicles 15:17 Today’s thought is very short: Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life. If our life ends this way, isn’t everything else secondary? Life in such a way today that this can be said of you after your days. Let’s talk about it on Facebook! Share your thoughts, pictures, or videos on handwriting Scripture. +++ Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of… Read more

2 Chronicles 14: The Lord Gives Rest

“No one was at war with him during those years, for the Lord gave him rest.” -2 Chronicles 14:6 Tired? Most of us are. We sleep too little, move too quickly, and find ourselves exhausted more than we feel refreshed. Why? There are many reasons for our modern day exhaustion. One major factor is our faulty belief that being busy is a good thing. Scripture speaks otherwise. In fact, Asa’s time as king was a blessed one. A major mark… Read more

2 Chronicles 13: Rely on the Lord

“The people of Judah were victorious because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors.” -2 Chronicles 13:18 God often gave military victory to Israel based on their response to him in the Old Testament. When they rejected him, they lost. When they embraced him, they won. Those who walked closely with God recognized this fact. The people of Judah were heavily outnumbered in one particular battle, yet won because we are told they “relied on the Lord.”… Read more

2 Chronicles 12: How to Be Delivered from Your Problems

” When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, this word of the Lord came to Shemaiah: “Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them but will soon give them deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.” -2 Chronicles 12:7 We all talk about the importance of humility, yet find the actual application of it allusive. We often humble ourselves before the Lord with kicking and screaming. When Israel had lived in sin… Read more

2 Chronicles 11: God’s Truth Saves Lives

2 But this word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God: 3 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, 4 ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.’” So they obeyed the words of the Lord and turned back from marching against Jeroboam. -2 Chronicles 11:2-4 Sometimes we hesitate to say… Read more

2 Chronicles 10: Wise Counsel

“But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.” -2 Chronicles 10:8 King Rehoboam rejected the advice of his elders. The result? His kingdom was divided. Sound familiar? Of course it does. How many churches, organizations, and businesses have divided because the new leadership would not listen to those who had come before them? This problem was not limited to Rehoboam; it’s a pattern repeated… Read more

2 Chronicles 9: Because of God’s Love

“Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.” -2 Chronicles 9:8 Bathsheba recognized God’s hand of blessing upon Solomon and the nation of Israel. Nothing else could adequately explain the great things that had happened among the Israelites. She also pointed out the source of their blessing–God’s love. We often forget this. We achieve success and wrongly believe our hard… Read more

2 Chronicles 8: Finish the Work

“All Solomon’s work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the Lord was laid until its completion. So the temple of the Lord was finished.” -2 Chronicles 8:16 The Bible points out many of Solomon’s flaws, but one areas stands out as key in the positive aspects of his life. When he was called to build the temple, there was a clear note regarding one aspect–Solomon finished the work. It’s easy to start something God… Read more