Growup: day 174

2 Chronicles 31:2 – 32:33

It has been great to read the stories of the kings of Israel and Judah as well as studying 1 Samuel at church and in small group. The main reason that I am enjoying it because it reminds me of the bigger picture – we get to think about all that has happened in the life of Israel as they chose their king (in 1 Samuel) and all that has happened since then. It has given me a wider view of the failure of the kings but also a deeper understanding of the faithfulness of God to his people. God did raise up kings who turned the nation back to him. He graciously worked through fallen, sinful man, but always pointed the nation forward to the great King that was to come (or the King that was already there but the people had forgotten…).

Just one thing I was curious about was… (2 Chronicles 32:31)

“…God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart…”

Anyone have thoughts on what this means??

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