My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

2 Chronicles 29

King Hezekiah

Hezekiah reigned for 29 years. He was good, and reminded the priests of how neglected the covenant had become, and he told them that the planned to reestablish the covenant.

The priests got together and purified the temple. Once they had done so, Hezekiah called all the officials together and got the priests to make great sin offerings. During the sacrifice, everyone worshipped to trumpets and music.

Hundreds of sacrifices happened that day: the first day sacrifices had taken place in a very long time.

Key verse:
35. So the service of the temple of the Lord was reestablished.

My thoughts:
At this stage in Israel's history, and especially to the Chronicler, the temple, and temple worship are at the very centre of the Jewish faith. We can see this in 1 Chronicle's lengthy description of the temple construction.

It is therefore, very exciting that the temple service is reestablished. Not only is Israel on track with God again, but the whole cosmos is in order again. Yahweh is being worshipped.


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