Archive for December 2016

2 Chron. 28 Press On

As we enter this New Year, let us PRESS ON in the things of the Lord and the ways of His kingdom. Ahaz, unlike his father Jotham, was a demonically inspired king of Judah. He worshipped the Baals, burned incense in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, burned his children in the fire (see…

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2 Chron. 27 The Blessing of Righteous Leadership

Unlike his father, Jotham did not attempt to exercise his jurisdiction in areas that were not available to any but the priests. This account and the one in 2 Kings 15 is about all we have in terms of a record of Jotham, as all that was written in Bible is what is left of…

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2 Chron. 26 Functioning In Our Jurisdiction

There are two valuable lessons we learn from this account, should we choose to glean. Uzziah was a teenager, mentored by Zechariah, and as long as he sought the Lord, prosperity was his. Who Zechariah was, we do not know, as this is the only account of this man of God. During that time Uzziah…

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2 Chron. 25 Worship in Spirit and Truth

In this rendering of Amaziah, the battle with Syria and then with Israel; we observe a couple of insights that would do us well to pay attention to. We read in the second verse that he started right but didn’t do so with a fully committed heart toward the Lord. A loyal heart, among other…

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2 Chron. 24 Finishers

Victory goes to those who finish the race, not just compete or begin it. We have a condensed version of Joash’s life that started strong, as long as he had Jehoiada as a mentor and counselor. This king had it in his heart “on repairing the house of the Lord”, that Jehoiada endorsed, as well…

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2 Chron. 23 Gatekeepers Are Restorers

This brief review that has a counterpart in 2 Kings 11 we have insights to Joash’s coronation as king of Judah, which Athaliah had been ruling. She was incensed by his rise to rule and the manner in which he had been hidden. When the people saw that Joash was alive and indeed reigning, they…

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2 Chron. 22 He Is Faithful

The condensed account recorded here is also found in 2 Kings 8 & 9. Concerning the age of Ahaziah, the Kings’ account is more accurate; that Ahaziah was twenty two years of age when he assumed the reign of Judah. Being mentored by his mother and grandparents, Athaliah along with Ahab and Jezebel, he took…

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2 Chron. 21 Eternal Choices

The reign of cruelty by Jehoram is also documented in 2 Kings 8. We read in this chapter about one of the cruelest kings of Judah; evidenced by killing his brother and anyone that may have been a threat to the king’s leadership. It seems clear that his wife, Athaliah; who was the daughter of…

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2 Chron. 20 The Battle is the Lord’s

There are a number of profound revelations given in this chapter that can be applied to our walk with the Lord, provided we permit them to. Near the end of Jehoshaphat’s reign, the Moabites, Ammonites and possibly some Syrians as well, “came to battle against Jehoshapht.” Realizing that the enemy’s forces outnumbered those of Judah…

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2 Chron. 19 Unholy Alliances

Jehoshaphat was blessed with an abundance of material wealth, which led to alliances that led him to a near death experience with Ahab; the account is also given in 1 Kings 22. On a visit to Ahab, the king of Samaria, Ahab solicited his help in battle against Syria at Ramoth Gilead. Due in large…

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