2 Chronicles 4
Focus Verse: And Huram also made the pots and shovels and sprinkling bowls. So Huram finished the work he had undertaken for King Solomon in the temple of God. (11)
Whatever we start for the Lord, we should finish. Huram finished the work he started for the Lord’s temple. On the cross, the last words of Christ were “It is finished.” He completed the task that God put Him on earth to do. God created us and put us on earth to do a great work for Him. Let us be sure to start it and see it through to the end so that we can say with Paul “I have finished the race; I have kept the faith!”
2 Chronicles 5
Focus Verse: And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God. (14)
God was pleased with the temple that had been built for Him. He saw that the people had worked hard, had worked with their whole hearts and had given willingly to build a great place for Him to dwell. To show that He was satisfied, God allowed Solomon, the priests, and the crowd that had gathered to experience His glory.
2 Chronicles 6
Focus Verse: You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today. (15)
In the New Testament chapter below, 2 Corinthians 1, Paul tells us that no matter how many they may be, all the promises of God are “Yes” in Christ. The lives of David and Solomon show us that this is true. What God promised to do for David, He fulfilled and is still fulfilling to this day.
2 Corinthians 1
Focus Verse: Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. (9)
God often allows us to be placed in situations that we do not think we can survive in order for us to depend fully on Him and not on ourselves.