2 Chronicles 33-34

Summary

2 Chronicles chapter 33, Manasseh’s wicked reign. He sets up idolatry, and will not be admonished. He is carried into Babylon. Upon his prayer to God he is released and puts down idolatry. His acts. He dying, Amon succeeds him; who is slain by his servants. The murderers being slain, Josiah succeeds him.

2 Chronicles chapter 34, Josiah’s good reign. He destroys idolatry. He takes order for the repair of the temple. Hilkiah, having found a book of the law, Josiah sends to Huldah to inquire of the Lord. Huldah prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah’s time. Josiah, causing it to be read in a solemn assembly, renews the covenant with God.

Insights and Prayers

  • When distressing days arrive, I remain humble before God and continually seek His favor.
  • Despite my shortcomings, God loves me and is ever ready to forgive me and give ear to my prayers.
  • Even if I fall, I will draw near to Him, for I have His promise that He will run to me, embrace me in His arms, and restore me to my rightful place in His kingdom.
  • I choose to do what is right in the Lord’s sight.
  • I will not deviate from His ways, even a little to the right or to the left.
  • I walk on the straight and narrow path of His will.
  • As long as I live, I will follow the Lord my God.
  • I remove from my life everything that is detestable in His sight and live before Him in purity and holiness in accordance with His will.

Sources

  • Bible Summary – Adapted from The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge by R. A. Torrey
  • Insights and Prayers – Adapted from The Prayer Bible