Today we are all in 2 Chronicles! Please read 2 Chronicles 29:3-36, chapters 30 and 31. Does anything stand out to you today?
“I have decided to make a covenant with the GOD of Israel and turn history around so that GOD will no longer be angry with us. Children, don’t drag your feet in this! GOD has chosen you to take your place before Him to serve in conducting and leading worship— this is your life work; make sure you do it and do it well.” (2 Chronicles 29:10-11 MSG)
I like that. I also notice that the people consecrated themselves BEFORE bringing work to clean the temple (that’s important). I also notice that God laid a firm foundation again for their lives – the MSG says in 29:36 “so quickly”. God rushes to restoration when we turn to Him!
30:5 tells us that no one living had ever celebrated the Passover correctly. Wow – how sad. It’s been a long time. I love Hezekiah’s invitation in 30:6-9. God is bringing the people back into right standing. This is a relief and joy after so many evil kings! Hezekiah was singular in his purpose and wholehearted in his service to the Lord – that’s a tremendous example!
So easily applicable to us today: take your place to serve Him. This is your life’s work – make sure you do it well!