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2 Chronicles 21-25

March 31, 2017

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “2 Chronicles 21-25”

  1. 21:13 But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you.

    (Constable Commentary) “It cannot be said too often that the tracing of cause and effect which so typifies Chronicles does not imply all suffering is the result of specific sin. The central point here relates rather to the folly and wickedness of usurping the place of God. Jehoram didn’t not merely aim to exercise authority he sought to control destinies” (p. 20).

    This is why Jehoram killed his brothers, even when they were better than him. People don’t control the future, even though they might try.

  2. 21:13 But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you.

    (Constable Commentary) “It cannot be said too often that the tracing of cause and effect which so typifies Chronicles does not imply all suffering is the result of specific sin. The central point here relates rather to the folly and wickedness of usurping the place of God. Jehoram didn’t not merely aim to exercise authority he sought to control destinies” (p. 20).

    This is why Jehoram killed his brothers, even when they were better than him. People don’t control the future, even though they might try.

  3. 22:11-12 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes who were about to be murdered and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him. He remained hidden with them at the temple of God for six years while Athaliah ruled the land.

    Athaliah managed to destroy the whole royal family of the house of Judah (v. 10), except for Joash. She nearly wiped out all of David’s line, because King Jehoram had already wiped out all of his brothers when he became king (21:13).

    Nevertheless God kept Joash alive, the only one left in David’s line. God makes a way when there seems to be no way.

  4. 22:11-12 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes who were about to be murdered and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him. He remained hidden with them at the temple of God for six years while Athaliah ruled the land.

    Athaliah managed to destroy the whole royal family of the house of Judah (v. 10), except for Joash. She nearly wiped out all of David’s line, because King Jehoram had already wiped out all of his brothers when he became king (21:13).

    Nevertheless God kept Joash alive, the only one left in David’s line. God makes a way when there seems to be no way.

  5. 23:1 In the seventh year Jehoiada [the priest] showed his strength.

    “Showed his strength” = “summoned his courage” (AMP) = “strengthened himself” (KJV) = “decided to act” (NLT).

    Jehoiada acted. There comes a time to make a move.

  6. 23:1 In the seventh year Jehoiada [the priest] showed his strength.

    “Showed his strength” = “summoned his courage” (AMP) = “strengthened himself” (KJV) = “decided to act” (NLT).

    Jehoiada acted. There comes a time to make a move.

  7. 24:21-22 But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. King Joash did not remember the kindness Zechariah’s father Jehoiada had shown him but killed his son, who said as he lay dying, “May the Lord see this and call you to account.”

    At the very place, the courtyard of the temple, where Jehoiada announced Joash as king. Joash kills Jehoiada’s son—Zechariah. Joash only did what was right in the eyes of the Lord during Jehoiada’s lifetime. How very sad.

    It would appear he did not have a faith of his own but relied on others to advise him.

  8. 24:21-22 But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. King Joash did not remember the kindness Zechariah’s father Jehoiada had shown him but killed his son, who said as he lay dying, “May the Lord see this and call you to account.”

    At the very place, the courtyard of the temple, where Jehoiada announced Joash as king. Joash kills Jehoiada’s son—Zechariah. Joash only did what was right in the eyes of the Lord during Jehoiada’s lifetime. How very sad.

    It would appear he did not have a faith of his own but relied on others to advise him.

  9. 25:9 Amaziah asked the man of God, “But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?” The man of God replied, “The Lord can give you much more than that.”

    Amaziah shouldn’t have asked for soldiers from Israel to help him. Rather he should have asked for the Lord’s help. Nevertheless we are never out of pocket for serving the Lord.

  10. 25:9 Amaziah asked the man of God, “But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?” The man of God replied, “The Lord can give you much more than that.”

    Amaziah shouldn’t have asked for soldiers from Israel to help him. Rather he should have asked for the Lord’s help. Nevertheless we are never out of pocket for serving the Lord.

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