Resources from 2 Chronicles

To Those Who Feel Unfit for the Communion

BRETHREN, it should be much to our joy that we do not serve under the ceremonial law, nor live within the legal dispensation. The legal economy exhibited to the people a multitude of types and figures, and consequently it laid down many rules and rituals; and these were enacted with such solemn and terrible penalties, that the people were in constant fear of offending, and found obedience irksome by reason...

2 Chronicles 30-17-20

Wanted! — Volunteers

Oct 25 IT was a great thing for king Jehoshaphat to have such a pious lord-lieutenant, one who could command an army, and at the same time obey the commands of God. Christian men ought greatly to value Christian servants, especially if such persons are employed in positions of trust. If we can have godly men to occupy our offices, and transact our business, we should be very grateful, and do our best...

2 Chronicles 2 Chronicles 17:16

Words to Rest On

Sep 18 IT is very beautiful, in reading the story of Hezekiah, to see how the people always went with him. God had prepared the nation for a change, and when the hour came the man came with it. Under his father Ahaz, the people had been idolaters, and had forsaken God; but, when Hezekiah became king, he had a zeal for the worship of Jehovah, and on the very threshold of...

2 Chronicles 32:8

Servitude or Service--Which?

Apr 14 THE people of God had left their God, and he had left them, so that Shishak, the king of Egypt, came against them; and though the Lord had respect to their humble prayer, and would not suffer Shishak to destroy Jerusalem, yet he brought them into subjection to the Egyptian king. Our text tells us the reason for this servitude: “They shall be his servants; that they may know my...

2 Chronicles 7:8

Another Lesson from Manasseh’s Life

Aug 19 THE proper way for a sinner to be brought to God is, for God to speak to him, and for him to hear. Manasseh would not come that way: “The Lord spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.” Therefore, as God determined to save the rebellious king, he fetched him back by a rougher road; he sent the captains of the host of the king...

2 Chronicles 33:10-11

Pardon for the Greatest Guilt

Jul 8 THIS story of Manasseh is a very valuable one. I feel sure of this, because you meet with it twice in the Word of God. It is a dreary story, a very dreary story, but the sad part of it is given twice in the Bible, while the consoling part of it is only recorded once. The Holy Spirit has some motive and reason for this, we may be sure....

2 Chronicles 33:2, 12, 13

Goodness, as a Morning Cloud

Mar 25 THERE is a book called The Museum of Natural History, and the most singular animal in that museum is man. It would be far more easy to understand any other creature than to understand a human being. He is worthy of very great study; and the more he is studied, the more will he surprise you. There are certain characters that are great curiosities. Alas, there are also other characters...

2 Chronicles 24:2

The Place of Prayer and Pardon

Jun 1 THE temple was intended to be the centre of prayer for all the children of Israel. Those who could do so, went up to it a certain number of times every year. Others, who were too far away to go, prayed with their window open towards Jerusalem; for there was the mercy-seat, and beneath the wings of the overshadowing cherubim there dwelt that bright light of the Shekinah which was...

2 Chronicles 6:28-30

Cheer Up, My Comrades!

Jan 1 Josiah, as you remember, in the early part of his reign set his face against the idolatries that prevailed, to root them out of the land. He then bent his thoughts upon repairing and beautifying the temple. After that it was his heart's aim to restore the sacred services, to observe the solemn feasts, and to revive the worship of God after the due order, according to the words of...

2 Chronicles 35:2

A King Sent in Love

Sep 14 A King Sent in Love   “Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.” — 2 Chronicles ii. 11.   I THINK that you must have been struck with the deeply religious tone of the communications which passed between Solomon and Huram. I am inclined to...

2 Chronicles 2:11