October 26, 2021, DAY 297: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Chronicles 25-28

October 26, 2021

2 CHRONICLES 25-28
DAY 297: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Our journey today looks at the reigns of Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz in Judah.

Take a moment and pray, asking for understanding of today’s reading. Read 2 Chronicles 25-28. 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 25-28: Amaziah started off his reign following the Lord and His instructions, only to fall away and begin worshipping false idols, eventually leading to his death. Amaziah’s son Uzziah succeeded him. Uzziah followed the word of the Lord, listening to His prophets, and was successful in his military campaigns. Uzziah became prideful, which lead to his downfall. Uzziah was succeeded by his son Jotham, who also followed the Lord and became powerful. Ahaz succeeded his father Jotham. Ahaz did not follow the Lord, instead worshipping false gods. Ahaz barred the doors of the temple of the Lord and insisted upon the worship of false gods. Our journey today ends with the death of Ahaz. (2 Chronicles 25:1-28:27)

After reading chapters 25 through 28, 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?

Godspeace!

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