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HB014 Second Chronicles

2 Chronicles.

Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 16:9a.

"For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His."

                 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.

"listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in His prophets and succeed."


Second Chronicles continues on from where first Chonicles finished, it reflects on the spiritual temperature of the nation of Israel or the Southern Kingdom. It ignores the Northern Kngdom of Judah because of its false religious and idolatris practices. It spends considerable time to the spiritual reformation brought about by many good kings in the divided kingdom of Israel. ( ASA ch.14-15, Jehoshaphet ch.17-20, Joash ch 23:16-24:16, Hezekiah ch.29-32, and Josiah ch.34-35).

The book clearly implies and teaches that if God`s people forsake his ways and commandments he will withdraw from them blessing, at the same time if his people obey his commands they will be richly blessed.

Chronicles is all about the Temple in Jerusalem, the rise and glory of King Solomon, the decline of Judah, their deportation and the rebuilding of the temple under an edict given by Cyrus.

Chapter 1-9.

In these early chapters there is a description of the reign of King Solomon. He reigned in a golden age of peace, prosperity, and temple worship. This was Israel`s greatest moment of power and unity. Solomon was wealthy beyond belief. He was considered wise spiritual leader, political powerful in the region and his fame spread across the then known world.

In six of the first nine chapters of second Chronicles the author talks about the construction and dedication of the Temple and its immense glory and central position in the life of the nation.

Chapters 10-36.

A graphic picture is painted of the decline of the southern kingdom of Judah. a short time after the death of Solomon disunity created such division among the tribes of Israel that solomon`s kingdom was  divided into two kingdoms i.e. the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah.



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