• Rehoboam’s Reign

    2 Chronicles 11:5–12:16

    God relented because Judah listened to His word through the prophet Shemaiah and turned to Him in repentance. When we hear from the Word of God about our sin, the proper response is repentance. If we do not repent when ...Read More

  • A Young King’s Folly

    1 Kings 12:1–24

    That Rehoboam’s decision led to the fulfillment of prophecy did not make the choice any less sinful or foolish. God uses our decisions to achieve His purposes, but that does not mean we are not responsible for our choices. We ...Read More

  • Prideful Words Hurt Your Life

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  • Solomon’s Final Days

    1 Kings 11:9–43

    God showed tremendous grace to Solomon during his final days on the throne. He did not depose Solomon and thus did not let him see the full consequences of his actions. So often, God does the same with us. We ...Read More

  • Solomon’s Disobedience

    1 Kings 10:14–11:8

    Scripture calls us to honor the leaders whom God has set over us. That means we are to follow their guidance insofar as they do not ask us to sin. At the same time, Scripture encourages us not to put ...Read More

  • Solomon’s Accomplishments and Renown

    2 Chronicles 8:1–9:12

    Solomon’s reign shows us that God is not opposed to richly blessing His people. Although great riches and fame are not guaranteed to God’s people, neither are they inherently incompatible with faithful service to Him. The Lord often rewards His ...Read More

  • The Temple Celebration

    2 Chronicles 7

    Matthew Henry comments on 2 Chronicles 7:14 that “pardoning mercy makes way for healing mercy.” We cannot expect the Lord to fix the problems in the church if we are unwilling to turn from our sin and rest in His ...Read More

  • Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

    2 Chronicles 6:12–42

    God cannot be confined to a particular space, but He does meet with His people in particular spaces. When we gather for worship, the Lord meets with us, and we enjoy His presence. It is fitting to build church sanctuaries ...Read More

  • Covetousness

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  • The Ark Comes to the Temple

    2 Chronicles 5:1–6:11

    Our omnipresent Creator is not confined to any one place. However, He did make His presence felt in a special way in the old covenant temple. Today He is “enthroned on the praises of Israel” (Ps. 22:3). When God’s people ...Read More