Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The Kings in Second Chronicles
I was working on my homework on a Beth Moore Bible Study this morning and started to see a pattern, so I wrote my own little study on what I saw.
Mo’s Devo – July 15, 2009
Skim thru 2 Chronicles chapters 24- 36 (you can usually find the information in the first and last few verses)
At about each new chapter there is a new King. Note the following….
Who was king?
How old was he?
How long was his reign?
Did he honor God?
What were the results?
What pattern do you see?
What can you learn from this?
Now let’s take a look at our own lives
First, which king to you most identify with?
How old were you when you accepted Christ?
How long has it been to this date?
Did you honor God?
What are the results?
Are there any changes you need to make in your life, I know there are some changes that need to take place in mine!
Chronicles Answer Key:
Verse: 2 Chron. 24:1-2
Age he became King: 7
Reign: 40 years
Honored God? :
Did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all the years that the priest Jehoiada lived
Repaired the temple
2 Chron. 24:17
years of reign: 40
Honored GOd? He started listening to the wrong people
ResultJudgement came upon him. He was killed and buried not with the kings
THe chart didn't transfer but you get the idea.....
2 Chron. 25:1-2
Amaziah 25 29 years
He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly Vs 20 lost a battle
27 from the time he stopped following the Lord he was plotted against , fled and killed.
2Chron. 26 Uzziah 16 52 years He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord just as his father had done (hmmm) As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success
Vs 16 But after Uzziah became powerful his pride let to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God. He ended up with leprosy still the day he died
27 Jotham 25 16 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord just like his father had done, but unlike him he did not enter the temple Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord his God.
28 Ahaz 20 16 Unlike his father, he did not to what was right in the eyes of the Lord Prisoner at an early age, never repented, was the downfall of himself and all of Israel.
29 Hezekiah 25 29 years He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord just like his “father” David had done. Fixed the temple, God brought it about quickly
Chapter 31 vs 20 everything he did was good and right and faithful before the Lord
In everything that he undertook in the service in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. Ch 32 vs 33 alljudah and the people honored him when he died
33 Manasseh 12 55 years He did evil in the eyes of the Lord and rebuilt all that his father had demolished Was taken prisoner put a hook in his nose, shakles on his feet and led him away.
Repented, so God freed him, humbled himself, fixed his mistakes
33 vs 21 Josiah 8 31 years He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in the ways of his
“father” David not turning aside to the right or to the left. As long as he lived they did not fail to follow the Lord the God of their fathers.
36 Jehoahaz 23 3 months Does not say Taken prisoner
36 jehoiakim 25 11 years He did evil in the eyes of the Lord Taken prisoner
36 Jehoiachin 18 3 months and 10 days Evil in the eyes of the Lord Taken prisoner
36 Zedekiah 21 11 years Evil in the eyes of the Lord and did not humble himself Taken prisoner
There is a lot for me to learn from these men....
Posted by Maureen Erickson (Mo) at 12:54 PM