The Song of the Lamb

When Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, was outnumbered on the battlefield, he prayed to the Lord for help, and the Lord answered him through Jahaziel, son of Zechariah (2 Chron. 20). You need not fight in this battle; Station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not fear or be dismayed; Tomorrow …

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Hezekiah and the Thing That Came About Suddenly

I have been reading and rereading the two books of Chronicles, somewhat reluctantly, if I'm being honest. Isn't Chronicles just a summary of the books of Kings? Harrumph. Yet here I am reading along, minding my own business, being rather sulky and whatnot, when just like that, in 2 Chronicles 29, "the people rejoiced over …

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No Longer a Slave, More than a Slave

How can I say anything about 1 Kings, about the Temple of Solomon, without talking about slavery? How can I encounter slavery yet again in 2 Chronicles without eyeing up this bitter pill and figuring out what to do with it? Then Solomon took a census of all the aliens who were residing in the …

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