The Hebrew title of the work chronicles means “the events of the years.” The Greek translation means “the things omitted,” indicating it was a supplement to the books of Samuel and Kings. The English title is more directly related to the Latin Bible translation, the Vulgate, meaning “the chronicle of the whole sacred history.” What are God’s purposes for Israel and the ancient promises to David about his continuing kingdom? With such questions in mind, Ezra, the Chronicler presents a view of Israel’s past, drawing mainly from the books of Samuel and Kings, and recasts and supplements those books, showing how the nation’s unfaithfulness to God led it to disaster, but also to point out how its faithful kings and people experience God’s blessings. This 60-page devotion takes you through both 1 and 2 Chronicles in thirty-one days.
Comment: I have been a Christian since I was fifteen. On that Memorial Day weekend, I was a little bit down. Over twenty years later, as I write this devotion, I have overcome a lot of those emotions. Not all, but most of them. Today, if you feel the same way I did when I was forty-one, you too will overcome those emotions. How? God’s Word is good.
Prayer: Father, we thank You for the practical applications we learn even out of books like 1 Chronicles. We thank You, Lord, for the completeness of Your Word and that we are getting a full picture of You through all of Your Word. Continue to teach us, continue to enlighten us with the practical principles we can learn for our lives even through books like 1 Chronicles. We give You thanks. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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