2 Chronicles 29

My sons, do not now be negligent, for the Lord has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him and to be his ministers and make offerings to him. (2 Chronicles 29:11) Hezekiah sought to restore proper worship, but to do so, he needed the priests and...

2 Chronicles 28

So Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came against him [Ahaz] and afflicted him instead of strengthening him. (2 Chronicles 28:20) When faced with attacks from surrounding nations, King Ahaz turned to the Assyrians for help rather than to God. Such a decision did not rescue Judah from its troubles - it...

2 Chronicles 27

So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the Lord his God. (2 Chronicles 27:6) Jotham’s reign was successful because he built his life upon pursuing and pleasing God in all he did. That is, his priorities in life put God first and his practices in his daily...

2 Chronicles 26

But Azariah the priest went in after him, with eighty priests of the Lord who were men of valor, and they withstood King Uzziah . . .  (2 Chronicles 26:17-18) Uzziah repeats the common pattern of a king starting out well but becoming prideful, leading to his demise. While we...

2 Chronicles 25

Therefore the Lord was angry with Amaziah and sent to him a prophet, who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of a people who did not deliver their own people from your hand?” (2 Chronicles 25:15)  It is easy to see how foolish Amaziah’s decision was to...

2 Chronicles 24

And he gathered the priests and the Levites and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Judah and gather from all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that you act quickly.” But the Levites did not act quickly. (2...

2 Chronicles 23

And Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and all the people and the king that they should be the Lord's people. (2 Chronicles 23:16) The covenant made here essentially renews two covenants already made, as the people promised to have a descendant of David as their king (recalling the covenant...

2 Chronicles 22

But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the king's sons who were about to be put to death, and she put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of...

2 Chronicles 21

And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. Yet the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David,...

2 Chronicles 20

Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? (2 Chronicles 20:7) Jehoshaphat’s prayed for deliverance as the kingdom of Judah stood on the cusp of a battle with the Moabites, and...