As we move into chapter 8 of 2 Chronicles we are see Solomon begin a pursuit of trying to find joy, a joy which apparently is not based in the Lord. Solomon started out well, asking God to give him wisdom to lead the people, but then he does not apply that wisdom to his … More Where can you find real joy?
July 16 2 Chronicles 8-9 (ESV) Solomon’s Accomplishments 8:1 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house, 2 Solomon rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them. 3 And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and took it. 4 He built Tadmor in the … More July 16 2 Chronicles 8-9
From the ESV Study Bible: 2 Chron. 18:28–34 Ahab is enticed into battle, as the spirit had promised (v. 20). His decision to disguise himself, while rather cynically directing Jehoshaphat to wear his royal robes, indicates his dominant role in the alliance and perhaps also represents a contrived attempt to evade Micaiah’s word of doom. But events turn out … More Checkmate: God’s sovereign direction of events
July 15 2 Chronicles 6-7 (ESV) Solomon Blesses the People 6:1 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. 2 But I have built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.” 3 Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood. 4 And … More July 15 2 Chronicles 6-7
2 Chronicles 5:13 and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” … More Standing in the steadfast love of the Lord
July 14 2 Chronicles 3-5 (ESV) Solomon Builds the Temple 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord  had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 He began to build in the second month of the fourth … More July 14 2 Chronicles 3-5
July 13 2 Chronicles 1-2 (ESV) Solomon Worships at Gibeon 1:1 Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great. 2 Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, to the judges, and to all the leaders in all Israel, … More July 13 2 Chronicles 1-2