7 Lessons from the Book of 2 Chronicles

As we wrap up our 4-week study of the book of 2 Chronicles, here are 7 important lessons we learned along the way. #Biblestudy #2Chronicles #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Today the Good Morning Girls complete their study in the book of 2 Chronicles! That means tomorrow we go on break! More details about coming studies will be on the blog next week!


Now let’s complete our study in 2 Chronicles with this review…

Here’s 7 Lessons From the book of 2 Chronicles

1.) God Wants to Speak to Us – But Sometimes we aren’t listening.

In the final chapter of 2 Chronicles it says:

15 The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

17 Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged.

He gave them all into his hand. 

2 Chronicles 36:15-17

God tried to speak to his people over and over and they simply would not listen! I’m afraid at times our churches today are the same! 

God is speaking to us – but are we listening?
Do we have ears to hear? 

Or are we too busy to be in his word or… so selfish that if our study of God’s word does not bring immediate application to our daily life, we skip over it and miss out on the foundational wisdom we need for the days ahead? 

May we not repeat the mistakes of Israel!

2.) We need to be doing these 4 things to experience the power of God!

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God says:

14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

3.) We learned 6 Lessons from the Life of King Asa.

  • Rely on the Lord only.
  • Stay close to God.
  • Do what is right – even when it comes to family.
  • Do not rely on your blessings.
  • Resist the temptation to be prideful in old age.
  • End well!

To read about these 6 lessons in detail go —> HERE.

4.) Jehoshaphat had one plan – to fix his eyes on the Lord. This was a good plan!

In 2 Chronicles chapter 20, Jehoshaphat was a good and godly king who made some bad alliances. As a result, he woke up one day to the terrifying news that a multitude of men from Moab and Ammon were coming to attack Judah and Jerusalem.

Jehoshaphat was afraid.

He knew he was powerless to save his people so – he sought the Lord. In front of all his people, he went to the Lord in prayer and he ended his prayer with this:

For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
2 Chronicles 20:12

Jehoshaphat had NO plan except one – to fix his eyes on the Lord.

That was a good plan!

First, Jehoshaphat called on his people to believe.

Second, the army marched out into battle led by the choir!

And finally, as the choir sang praise, the two armies coming against them — destroyed each other.

22 And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. 23 For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they all helped to destroy one another.

Friends!!! That’s our God!

The God of Jehoshaphat is our God too!

5.) Amaziah made a tragic mistake.

We are told King Amaziah was right in the eyes of the Lord but God did not have his WHOLE heart.

God gave Amaziah victory in battle.

But Amaziah took courage and led out his people and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 men of Seir. 
2 Chronicles 25:11

And then Amaziah did something tragic!

After Amaziah came from striking down the Edomites, he brought the gods of the men of Seir and set them up as his gods and worshiped them, making offerings to them.
2 Chronicles 24:14

After Amaziah — with the help of God almighty — defeated his enemies, look what he did!!! Amaziah took the gods of his enemies and set them up as his gods and worshipped them!

And this is why no one knows who Amaziah is to this day!

6.) The Kings of Israel made their own mess.

In 2 Chronicles we read about 21 kings. The good kings are in the minority of that 21. The good kings are David, Solomon, Abijah, Jehoshaphat, Jotham, Hezekiah, and Josiah.

21 Kings… and only 7 good ones.

What made these kings good kings?
They followed God.

They tore down idols, restored God’s house, and were mighty in battle.

More than HALF of Judah’s kings were evil! And the end result of their evil is in 2 Chronicles 36, where it says:

15 The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Jerusalem Captured and Burned

17 Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged. He gave them all into his hand. 18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon. 19 And they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its precious vessels. 20 He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

God warned his people to turn back to him over and over and they would not listen to him. As a result, he disciplined his own people and allowed them to be taken into captivity.

7.) 2 Chronicles is MORE than a history book!

This book teaches us about the character of God and the character of man.

It was written for Israel, so when they returned from exile they would be able to remember what happened when they abandoned the laws of God…it was a mess of their own making.

And that lesson is the same for us today.

We must remember that abandoning the laws of God will not go well for us or for our society. It will be a mess of our own making.

May we learn from the history of Israel in the book of 2 Chronicles, to always follow God and his ways and to everyday…walk with the king!

And so 2 Chronicles leads us to self reflect and ask –

Is there an area of your life that you have been holding back from God? Perhaps you have been putting off surrendering that area to him. Do no put it off any longer. The longer we put off surrendering to God in obedience, the more we allow the enemy to bring his destruction to our life.

Keep walking with the King,

**Chime In** 

What have you learned during your time in 2 Chronicles?


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