2 Chronicles 23: A Covenant with the King

“The whole assembly made a covenant with the king at the temple of God.” -2 Chronicles 23:3 In his seventh year of hiding, the last descendant emerged to take his seat at king. To do so, leaders were gathered in an act of military might. As part of this commitment, we are told the whole assembly made a covenant with the king at the temple of God. Why was this important? This act was similar to our nation’s secret service…. Read more

2 Chronicles 22: He Sought the Lord with All His Heart

He then went in search of Ahaziah, and his men captured him while he was hiding in Samaria. He was brought to Jehu and put to death. They buried him, for they said, “He was a son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with all his heart.” -2 Chronicles 22:9 Jehoshaphat’s legacy of faith in God was so well known that his son was given a proper burial as a result. In a time when wickedness prevailed, the people remembered… Read more

2 Chronicles 21: God Is Faithful to His Promises

“Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David.” -2 Chronicles 21:7 Despite the sin of David’s descendants, God refused to reject them completely. While we who read the words of Scripture wonder why God would not wipe out wicked kings and start again, God offers a beautiful picture of grace in action through his faithfulness to his promises. Still today, we discover this important truth–God loves… Read more

2 Chronicles 20: When Even Enemies Fear God

“The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.” -2 Chronicles 20:29 Did you know the fear of God can come upon those who do not follow the Lord? When Judah sought the Lord in their time of need, God answered with a miraculous victory. As a result, their enemies, those who followed other gods, feared the Lord. What relevance does this have to our lives… Read more

2 Chronicles 19: Truly Serving the Lord

He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord.” -2 Chronicles 19:9 Serving God is rarely easy. As verse nine illustrates, it includes three key elements. First, serving God must include faithfulness. We are not called to success, but to endurance. Second, we are to serve wholeheartedly. Serving the Lord is a one hundred percent commitment. Sunday worship is not enough. Neither is daily prayer. Instead, we are calling to twenty-four-seven allegiance…. Read more

2 Chronicles 18: The Counsel of the Lord

But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” -2 Chronicles 18:4 In a time when two kings were choosing whether to go into war together against a common enemy, one king paused. Why? He sought to “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” Interestingly, this was not enough. Two problems occurred. First, there was the problem of which voice to listen to. The prophets agreed to the war, yet Jehoshaphat knew they… Read more

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

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