2 Chronicles 26: Learning to Seek God

He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. -2 Chronicles 26:4-5 Uzziah had success because of one reason–he [Read More...]

2 Chronicles 25: Overthrow

“God has the power to help or to overthrow.” -2 Chronicles 25:8 Movie makers strategically plan to hit the Top 10 at the weekend box office. So do many publishers. Sports franchises target championships. Companies target sales goals. What determines whether someone is victorious or not? We tend to think our human efforts make the [Read More...]

2 Chronicles 24: Blessings

Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, “This is what God says: ‘Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the Lord, he has forsaken you.’” -2 Chronicles 24:20 Scripture reveals a direct link between [Read More...]

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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [Read More...]


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