November 25, Reading 1 – 2 Chronicles 23, 24

Reading

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SAA Notes

It is a sign of God’s covenant grace to David that Jehoiada uses David’s own dedication gifts of hundreds of spears and shields to save David’s heir and place him on the throne. Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. Eccles. 11:1

SJA Notes

Like many of the passages we read, this is at once both a story of great hope and of great sorrow.

We have a murdering grandmother, a faithful priest, and the little boy of the kingly line that the priest saves.

The little boy is crowned, the grandmother brought to justice, and the city has peace.

For a while.

Then the faithful priest dies and the king goes astray. He follows his ancestor Rehoboam and rejects wisdom, chasing after folly.

The king kills the faithful priests’ son, who only spoke God’s truth to the king. This is the king who was once a little boy hiding for his life from an evil grandmother.

We _always_ need God. His word, His love and faithfulness, His mercy and peace.

And in the person of God the Son, Jesus, we have a faithful priest whom death had no hold over, who lives forever, and intercedes for us continually. And with the person of the Holy Spirit, we have His wisdom and guidance with us always, writing His word on our hearts.

Praise God for this!

* Dear Lord God,

Thank You that we have You as our forever high priest – Your wisdom will never pass away, You will never fail us, even death could not hold You.

Please write Your wisdom on our hearts today Lord God.

Amen.

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