August 22nd

2 Chronicles 32-34

  • 32:6-8 – “Be strong and courageous” is the same encouragement Moses gave Joshua as Joshua took over leadership of the Israelites.
  • 32:9-15 – King Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, is trying to negate Hezekiah’s encouragement to be strong and courageous by attacking God’s ability to protect them.
  • 32:24-26 – Hezekiah has a hiccup in faithfulness, but returns to the Lord quickly avoiding any damage to his people.
  • 33:1-2 – This is not the same Manasseh that the tribe is named for.
  • 33:10-13 – This is an incredible show of forgiveness. Manasseh had made even Judah, the one tribe who tended to remain faithful, turn against God. When in trouble, though, he turned to God for rescue and God answered.
  • 34:1- Strangely, Josiah is not the youngest king to ever start his reign. Joash started ruling at age 7.
  • 34:8-13 – Unfaithful kings tended to let the temple fall into disrepair. Both boy kings took the offerings of the people to put it to temple reparations.
  • 34:27-28 – Even though the people had been evil, the king still had love for them and would have been pained to see them suffer.

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