Jesus in the Old Testament

Sunday Psalms 5-6

Psalms 5-6: God Hears, Helps, Heaps Joy and Forgives a Repentant Heart

Do you talk to God? I mean really have a conversation with Him. That’s pouring out your heart. I’m not talking about repeated mumbled recitations. That’s worshiping like the pagans do. No, if you go to God with a repentant heart, ask Him for forgiveness, He’ll grant it. King David makes it easy if we …

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Spring cleaning and purging

2 Chronicles 29-32: Time to Purge Your Life of Everything Sinful & Hated by God

Springtime is when most people do a thorough cleaning throughout their homes. They purge everything that’s old, dirty, and filthy. They move furniture around, sweep under rugs and everywhere dust and dirt can hide. That’s what the next good king of Judah did to the temple that had been desecrated. Likewise, it is something we …

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Joash boy king saved by someone with a Relationship with God

2 Chronicles 21-23: The Value of Being Rooted in an Authentic Relationship with God

Today’s lesson from 2 Chronicles is a basic warning to us… Mix with the wrong people at your own peril! We’ll meet some bad kings, bad mothers with bad blood, who were evil to the core. They lacked a true and honest relationship with God. Let’s dig in… 2 Chronicles 21 – Jehoram Rules in …

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Jeroboam far from God worships golden calf

2 Chronicles 10-12: What Happened When the People Lost Sight of God?

Remember in yesterday’s post where I quoted Deuteronomy 17? Both David, his son Solomon, and now David’s grandson Rehoboam, did the same thing. Like father, like sons. They ignore God. They ignored His Word. As a result, the whole nation, all the people, suffered the consequences. Let’s dig in… 2 Chronicles 10 – The Northern …

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The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon

2 Chronicles 8-9: Solomon Made His First Mistake and Gave Satan a Foothold

Have you ever made a life-altering mistake? Well, King Solomon did & it infected his kingdom & the Israelites. What did he do? He disobeyed God. Let’s dig in… 2 Chronicles 8 – Solomon’s Many Achievements It took Solomon twenty years to build the Lord’s Temple and his own royal palace. At the end of …

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Solomon praises God's Promises

2 Chronicles 6-7: God Actually Keeps His Promises: Unconditional and Conditional

It took 7 years to build the Temple and it was finally complete. At last, the Israelites had a beautiful place to worship God. Now, it was time to celebrate so, Solomon praised God, and asked Him to bless Israel. Consequently, God returned with some promises: not just an unconditional one, but a very conditional …

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Solomon's Temple depiction

2 Chronicles 3-5: King Solomon’s New, Epic Temple Is All About God’s Glory

King David gave his son, Solomon, the plans and passed on the task of building the great, majestic Temple. These next chapters are very descriptive and visual, and you really need to check out the video at the bottom with a 3D computer rendering and a guided tour. It will help you visualize the glory …

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