The book of 2 Chronicles

The book of 2 Chronicles

God is active in history, and especially the history of Israel. The faithfulness or sins of individual kings are immediately rewarded or punished by God

240 Days Bible Reading Table for 2 Chronicles:

Day

Chapters 

Content

Reading Date

85

2 Chronicles 1 to 6

Wise Petition, Give Me Wisdom and Knowledge, Boaz & Jachin, The day God filled the house

12th January 2020

86

2 Chronicles 7 to 11

Posture of Worship; Pray until you finish Praying, Pray until you finish Praying, Testimony that makes the difference
 

13th January 2020

87

2 Chronicles 12 to 17

Your work will be Rewarded, Carried to the Finish, Be strong and do not let your hands be weak 

14th January 2020

88

2 Chronicles 18 to 23

The Kings of Judah, Micaiah the true Prophet, Soaring with Praise, the Holy One, Legacy - It's Intent & Content 

15th January 2020

89

2 Chronicles 24 to 27

Hearts that are Lifted Up, He loved the soil and not his soul, More Kings, Promise and Judgment, Godly or Worldly influence 

16th January 2020

90 2 Chronicles 28 to 31 The Downfall of Israel; What is your call?, What is your call?, Judge with Justice, Journey from Jerusalem to Damascus 

17th January 2020

91 2 Chronicles 32 and 36 What are you trusting? Prepared, to Creator Every Knee Should Bow, Greater Power with Us, Hezekiah's Perseverance, Lost and found 

18th January 2020

 


Solomon's Early Reign 2 Chronicles 1:1 
For many years Solomon's life was marked with devotion to God, with uprightness and firm principle, and with strict obedience to God's commands.

He directed in every important enterprise and managed wisely the business matters connected with the kingdom. His wealth and wisdom, the magnificent buildings and public works that he constructed during the early years of his reign, the energy, piet, justice, and magnanimity that he revealed in word and deed, won the loyalty of his subjects and the admiration and homage of the rulers of many lands.

The name of Jehovah was greatly honored during the first part of Solomon's reign. The wisdom and righteousness revealed by the king bore witness to all nations of the excellency of the attributes of the God whom he served. For a time Israel was as the light of the world, showing forth the greatness of Jehovah. Not in the surpassing wisdom, the fabulous riches, the far-reaching power and fame that were his, lay the real glory of Solomon's early reign; but in the honor that he brought to the name of the God of Israel through a wise use of the gifts of Heaven.

The Difference Between a Calling and a Job 2 Chronicles 2
Thus at the head of Solomon's company of workmen there was placed a man [Huram] whose efforts were not prompted by an unselfish desire to render service to God. He served the god of this world, mammon. The very fibers of his being were inwrought with the principles of selfishness. Because of his unusual skill, Huram demanded large wages. Gradually the wrong principles that he cherished came to be accepted by his associates. As they labored with him day after day, they yielded to the inclination to compare his wages with their own, and they began to lose sight of the holy character of their work.

The spirit of self-denial left them, and in its place came the spirit of covetousness. The result was a demand for higher wages, which was granted.

The sharp contrast between the spirit and motives of the people building the wilderness tabernacle, and of those engaged in erecting Solomon's temple, has a lesson of deep significance.

The self-seeking that characterised the workers on the temple finds its counterpart today in the selfishness that rules in the world. The spirit of covetousness, of seeking for the highest position and the highest wage is rife. Our divine Master has given an example of how His disciples are to work.

To those whom He bade, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19), He offered no stated sum as a reward for their services. They were to share with Him in self-denial and sacrifice. Not for the wages we receive are we to labor. The motive that prompts us to work for God should have in it nothing akin to self-serving. Unselfish devotion and a spirit of sacrifice have always been and always will be the first requisite of acceptable service.

Solomon's Temple 2 Chronicles 6:33
Had Solomon continued in humility of mind to turn the attention of men from himself to the One who had given him wisdom and riches and honor, what a history might have been his! But while the pen of inspiration records his virtues, it also bears faithful witness to his downfall. Raised to a pinnacle of greatness and surrounded with the gifts of fortune, Solomon became dizzy, lost his balance, and fell.

Constantly extolled by men of the world, he was at length unable to withstand the flattery offered him.

The wisdom entrusted to him that he might glorify the Giver, filled him with pride. He finally permitted men to speak of him as the one most worthy of praise for the matchless splendor of the building planned and erected for the honor of "the name of the Lord God of Israel."

Thus it was that the temple of Jehovah came to be known throughout the nations as "Solomon's temple."

The human agent had taken to himself the glory that belonged to the One "higher than the highest" (Ecclesiastes 5:8).

Even to this day the temple of which Solomon declared, "This house which I have built is called by Thy name" (2 Chronicles 6:33), is oftenest spoken of, not as the temple of Jehovah, but as "Solomon's temple."

Aaron Munhuweyi

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2 Chronicles

  • 2 Chronicles 1 to 6
    A Wise Petition The Lord was with Solomon and he became exceedingly great. God said Ask whatever you want me to give you. Solomon made…
  • The day God filled the house
    2 Chronicles 5:13-14 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments,…
  • 2 Chronicles 7 to 11
     Posture of Worship - 2 Chronicles 7:3"When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the…
  • Testimony that makes the difference
    TASTE and SEE that the LORD is GOOD 2 Chronicles 9:1-12Genesis 10:7 says that Sheba is the great grandson of Ham - the son of…
  • 2 Chronicles 12 to 17
    Be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. (2 Chronicles 15:1-16) Asa was the king of Judah who did what…
  • Be strong and do not let your hands be weak
    “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be…
  • 2 Chronicles 18 to 23
    Jehoshaphat through marriage allied himself with Ahab. When he visited Ahab some years later he asked him to attack Ramoth Gilead along with him. Jehoshaphat…
  • Legacy - It's Intent & Content
    2 Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat who started well as a King, set up a system for administering justice in Judah by appointing judges in each fortified…
  • 2 Chronicles 24 to 27
    Asa, Joash, Amaziah, Uzziah – same pattern: Started well. Walked with the Lord. Did what was right in God’s eyes, but at a certain point…
  • Godly or Worldly influence
    Joash, the great grandson of King Jehoshaphat was made the King of Judah at the age of 7 and ruled in Judah for 40 years…
  • 2 Chronicles 28 to 31
    The downfall of the king led to the downfall of Israel. Unlike David his father Ahaz did not do what was right in the eyes…
  • Journey from Jerusalem to Damascus
    The way to Damascus: Two characters in OT and NT comes in my mind when I think of the journey from Jerusalem to Damascus even…
  • 2 Chronicles 32 to 36
    Sennacherib asked, On what are you trusting? [2 Ch 32:10] Made me think … Am I prepared to give an answer - what am I…
  • Hezekiah's Perseverance, Lost and found
    Hezekiah's Perseverance 2 Chronicles 32:27-33Years ago, before things became easy after Internet era, I found it difficult to stand waiting in long queues to get…

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