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Daily Reader for Day 323: 2 Chronicles 1 - 3

Dave Moore

The clean break at the end of 1 Chronicles forms the prologue for the second book.  Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.  Indeed, the first chapter of this second book glimpses at the greatness of Solomon’s wisdom and wealth.  Notice, though, one disconcerting detail: And Solomon’s import of horses was from Egypt… The Chronicler has shown deft understanding of the Law to this point.  Did it escape his notice that Solomon brought horses from the one place that Deuteronomy (17:16) had warned Israel’s king not to?  Or is this author so subtle that he wants us to notice it.  Though wealthy, and presumably wise, this could foreshadow trouble ahead for Solomon. 

But there is no time for that today.  The second scroll of Chronicles is no less interested in Temple building than was the first.  In chapter 2, Solomon sets himself to the task, commissioning a massive labor force and skilled workers from abroad.  The letter to Hiram, king of Tyre, is richly detailed and recorded at length – reflecting another peculiar detail that caught the author’s attention.  Hiram had sent supplies to David in 1 Chronicles 14, and apparently there was a strong relationship – at least in trade – between the two kingdoms. 

Chapter 3 is devoted to technical details regarding the building and furnishings of the Temple.  Their record is a statement in itself: this was important to the author, and he wanted to pass it on to his readers.  They are an expression of the expanse of Israel’s wealth, and a reflection of their sincere reverence for the LORD their God. 

Our verse for this week is Psalm 119:11: I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.

2 Chronicles 1 through 3.  Now let’s read it!

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Psalms 119:11

  I have stored up your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.

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