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The Big Book–Cover to Cover: 2 Chronicles

Though 1 and 2 Chronicles give us one continuous story, the emphasis in 2 Chronicles is somewhat different.

In 1 Chronicles, the emphasis is the importance of the temple in national life – but in 2 Chronicles, the emphasis is the impotence of the temple in national life.

Listen in as Michael helps us see the lessons we can apply to our lives as we read about the failures of the Israelites.

2 Chronicles condemns ritualism, the idea that what satisfies God is external conformity rather than internal reality.

While 1 Chronicles emphasizes the importance of recognizing God as a nation, 2 Chronicles emphasizes the importance of following formal recognition with actual recognition in attitudes and actions.

Tragically, we see in 2 Chronicles that Israel’s recognition of God was only formal, not actual.

Important passages:

2 Chronicles 1:7-12
2 Chronicles 2-7
2 Chronicles 1-9
Genesis 22:2-14
2 Chronicles 7:1-3
2 Chronicles 7:19-22
2 Chronicles 10:6-11
2 Chronicles 12:14
2 Chronicles 15:2, 7
2 Chronicles 20:12, 15

Important Principles:

1. Don’t ignore godly wisdom that, in most cases, is easy to implement.
2. Don’t surround yourselves with adolescent, immature, entitled attitudes.

Michael Easley

About Michael Easley

Michael is husband to one, dad to four, and host of Michael Easley inContext.

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