Today’s passage: 2 Chronicles 29:1-36
- Hezekiah had the right priority. If anything else was going to truly be put in order in Judah, the nations relationship with God had to come first.
- It’s quite possible that the lack of priests in verse 34 would be explained by all of the idolatry in that generation. There should not have been a lack for priests, but not enough of them were prepared to do their work. Perhaps they had been busy doing other (Idolatrous) things…
- Hezekiah’s reign looms large for the chronicler. Unlike many of his predecessors, his time on the throne will not be contained within one chapter of Scripture.
Questions to consider:
- What is negligence (Verse 11)? How had the people of Judah, the religious leaders and the king been negligent? What has the church been called to do and what must we pursue to avoid negligence?
- Speaking of priorities, why are Bible study/reading and prayer such good indicators of a person’s spiritual health? What do our lives and days look like when God comes first? (Be careful not to be legalistic on the time of day…when are the best times for you?)
- Why were the people so pleased and so surprised that the events of this month went so well (Verse 36)? What had the people and priests of Judah been doing just the month before? How can this encourage you in your growth and the church as a whole?