Kim & Jerry Jones
2 Chronicles 6-9
These chapters outline the work of Solomon to fulfill David’s heart-filled dream of builidng a house in God’s name. Even though David was not to build the house, he raise a son, Solomon, who knew to be obedient to God’s wishes. Not only did Solomon follow God’s specific plan, he ruled as a wise man. He built a happy and prosperous kingdom. Ultimately, he ruled for forty years and even influenced the Queen of Sheba with his wisdom.
A key verse in these chapters is:
2 Chronicles 7:17-18
“And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules, then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying ‘You shall not lack a man to rule Israel’”.
This verse is important because it establishes the concept of obedience to God. In addition, it illustrates the importance of raising children to know God and follow Him. If we do this, then God will bless us, and we can bless others.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
This reading just continues to reinforce the importance of staying connected to God. If we don’t, then we won’t know His will and be able to follow it. Ultimately, we are called to obedience, if we call ourselves Christians (“Christlike”). There cannot be deviations; God deals harshly with unrepentant disobedience. We need to guard ourselves to stay in line with His will always.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
If I obey God, He will be there to direct my life. He will help me to move forward to be a successful coworker, parent, and spouse.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
We need to work harder to spend more time together in God’s word. Having such busy lives makes us susceptible to slacking off in studying. Moving forward we will dedicate time each day in God’s word together.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters?
Jesus was obedient to God unto death. He gave His life as God called Him to do to save all of our souls! Would that we could be SO obedient.