PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: 2 Chronicles 21-22
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“He promised to maintain a lamp for his descendants forever.” (2 Chronicles 21:7)
This book is like a spiritual soap opera, with multiple plot twists and turns.
But two lines of thought continue through the plot.
God’s people keep messing up, and God hangs in there, despite their betrayal.
For God is determined to stay true to David: to keep his throne alive forever!
Jesus is David’s heir, but be breaks the cycle of sin and death.
He shines out as more than a lamp, he is a light to the world.
He models God-like love and leadership, he is an ‘Adam’ after God’s own heart.
Satan tricks and trips up every other son of David, but not this one.
Jesus refuses Satan’s lies, stays true to God to the bitter end, and overcomes.
Jesus, son of David, Abraham, and Adam, is on the throne again (Luke 3:23-38).
Despite the ongoing soap opera of human unfaithfulness, the light still shines!
Like Jehoida, we stand with the true king against the evil ruler (Satan).
We join with Jesus in refusing Satan and choosing to live with, like and for God!
No matter what happens, I am confident our world is secure, because Jesus on the throne!
Lord, you are our only hope in this dark, messed up world. I pledge myself to you as Saviour and Lord. I stand against the evil in our world and declare, ‘Love live Jesus the king!’