06/14/2018 — 2 Chronicles Chapters 6-7 and Psalm 136
We see in Chronicles and will see in our return to 1 Kings that the Lord accepts & His glory fills “Solomon’s” temple. Yet, we also see a foreshadowing of what will happen to the nation 2 Chronicles 7:19-22
19 “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 21 This temple will become a heap of rubble. All[ who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ 22 People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’
The Lord has always and continues to demand obedience from His chosen people.