September 21, 2021
2 CHRONICLES 1-5
DAY 262: JOURNEY THROGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today’s journey begins the reign of King Solomon, son of King David, and his construction of the Temple.
Take a moment and pray, asking for understanding of today’s reading. Read 2 Chronicles 1-5. Let’s journey!
The Books of First and Second Chronicles, which were originally written as one book and later divided due to length, chronicles the entire history of Israel up to that point, beginning with Adam, and ending with the return of the Israelites from exile. Its author is unknown, although clues in the text reveal that it was written several hundred years after the return from exile. In the Jewish order of Scriptures, this book comes after the Ezra and Nehemiah, both of which chronicle the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem. This book was written to provide hope for the promised Messiah, and hope for the new temple.
2 Chronicles 1-5: If you remember from last week, shortly before the death of King David, Solomon is crowned King. Our journey begins today, with the beginning of his reign. Solomon was blessed by the Lord, who gave him a gift of his choosing. King Solomon quickly begins the building of the temple for the Lord, using the connections and preparations made by his father. Great detail is recorded of how everything was made. Today’s reading ends with the ark being brought to the temple by the Levites. (2 Chronicles 1:1-5:14)
After reading chapters 1 through 5, consider the following: Who is focused on in today’s reading? Keeping in mind who this book was written for, why would it have been important to know this history? How could it help provide hope for the future and God fulfilling His promise to Israel? What can we learn about God, His promises, and the future from studying this history?
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