To our faithful readers and radio family,
As we read the Books of I & II Chronicles we see the journey of how God’s people come to love and worship Him.
I Chronicles is more than just a list of names. It traces the lineage of David and his very deep devotion to God.
The preparations for building the Temple show a loving God who clearly outlines His will in every part of constructing His House of worship. His Spirit is at work (28:19).
As David prepares to enter eternity he passes on Godly instruction to his son Solomon, who will reign in his stead (chapters 28 & 29).
II Chronicles opens with a promise from Solomon, who said: The house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods (2:5). Solomon held nothing back when it came to building the Temple. The pure gold overlays, the massive winged cherubim in the Most Holy Place, the bronze oxen show no expense was spared to glorify God. Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the Lord (7:4).
Chapter 6 contains Solomon’s great prayer of dedication of the Temple to God (6:14-42). But, don’t miss the importance of reading Chapter 7! It contains the great promise of God to His people, quoted so often, even today: If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land (7:14).
God still hears from heaven. Let’s pray that we will be humble before Him and seek His face daily, praising and glorifying God together (see also James 4:7-10).