December 5, Reading 1 – 2 Chronicles 35

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SAA Notes

This Passover was a spiritual high-point. Yet the complete dissolution of Israel happened within a few years. We must not rest on the laurels of the past. The Church is ever only one generation away from apostasy and decline. Our hope is in Jesus Christ – what He has started He will finish. He was raised from the dead – unlike Josiah!

SJA Notes

“He appointed the priests to their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD.” v2

This is what a king does!

He gives us jobs and encourages us in our service.

And the _true_ king Jesus, He does this!

Our good works, our jobs given to us in Jesus, were prepared _beforehand_ by God Himself (Ephesians 2 v10).

And too, we are all part of the royal priesthood (living stones, of the spiritual house, 1 Peter 2).

Through Jesus our king we have been appointed to the service of God.

Let’s be encouraged in this by Him. Jesus sent His Spirit to encourage us! In our service!

It’s good to read of Josiah, who was a king that in this patterned Jesus.

Whether we get paid for it or not, whether it’s a small or large work, whether people know about it or not – We are called by our King to service!

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