The recent study using questions for reflection for study of 2 Chronicles 20-24 has been completed and I’ve found that there is strength and security in God’s Word. He is the ONE who gives rise to brighter tomorrows.
It’s important to put ourselves in a good position so that success is possible. In reading 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah sought God and ask for help. The benefit was that they were in a position with the clear advantage.
Let us set our hearts upon being the best we can be and get inspired by what God has done and will continue to do. Faith gives courage to win spiritual battles. One side wins and one side looses so let’s be sure we are on the side of God pushing for others to join His team.
As God leads us to lead others, let’s lead big lives by cherishing our visions, having big dreams, and fighting for these dreams in a big way. Let’s invest in others by helping them know that the things of God are worth more than any treasure.
There was a common objective in 2 Chronicles 23. The plan was to get a new king so the continuance of the line of David would be assured. It took planning, organization and teamwork. Like the nails that hold a house together, every person with the common purpose of holding together the things of God is important because they equally build up a strong faith that can endure the storms.
A major project is carried out during the reign of Joash in 2 Chronicles 24 and this glorifies the Lord. Over and over again, history tells us that being with God is the best way. Whenever God is neglected by a leader, followers are led over the precipice and into a deep abyss. If leaders pay attention to God, everyone is in a better position for success. On the other hand, if leaders pay attention to the world, followers are placed in a position of stress and confusion.
It’s good to ask questions and seek answers because in so doing, we have a better chance to go where we want to go. We find and stay on the right path through lessons found in the bible and from others that have already found the clear path to victory.
The next part of the travel will take me to 2 Chronicles 25-30. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about the journey and will use the questions below to help focus on each passage.
2 Chronicles 25
How does Amaziah seek to strengthen his position as king (vv. 3, 5-6, 11-12, 17, 20-21)? How does Amaziah’s death come about? Who are involved? What practical choices will I make today in order to grow closer to God?
2 Chronicles 26-27
What is the most important factor in the growth of Uzziah’s power (26:5, 7, 15)? Think about how faith was a factor in success for both Uzziah and Jotham. How is faith a major factor in your own life and goals?
2 Chronicles 28
What specific acts demonstrate Ahaz’s faithlessness to the Lord (vv. 1-4, 16, 21-25? What is the result of the king’s sin, and in what way does it affect the lives of all the people? How can I stay focused on God’s presence, especially when he feels distant?
2 Chronicles 29
What is Hezekiah’s first priority as he takes the throne in Judah? What first step is required of the Levites and priests? Has the Lord ever helped you come back to him after a time away? If so, what was your emotional response to the renewal of fellowship?
2 Chronicles 30
What is Hezekiah’s role in the kingdom’s changing attitudes? What can you learn from him about living in a time of faithlessness and spiritual bankruptcy? Note King Hezekiah’s sensitivity to people in verse 22. Can you follow his example this week?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
- God is my Helper and Buddy! (balasamson.wordpress.com)
- The Leadership Way (thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com)
- Let the Master Handle Disaster (mdshields.wordpress.com)
- Questions for Reflection for Study of 2 Chronicles 20-24 (thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com)