Today's Reading: 2 Chronicles 30
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 30:26
So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel, there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
Today's reading is such an encouragement. The sequence of events that resulted in "joy in Jerusalem" is as follows:
(1) Letters were sent to both the northern tribes of Israel and the southern tribes of Judah. They were carried by "runners" who functioned like the town criers who brought the news. (2) These "runners" refused to be discouraged in spite of the fact that in some places "they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them." (3) "Many people, a very great congregation, assembled at Jerusalem." (4) Though there was compromise with the world, which was very evident in the culture, a powerful remnant of faithful people still remained true to the Word of God and followed the lead of the man of God, King Hezekiah. And (5)…Hezekiah prayed for the people that, in spite of the fact that some were ignorant of the proper preparation for the Day of Atonement, the Lord would provide atonement for everyone. This atonement is ours today through the Passover sacrifice of Jesus as the final Sacrifice as the Lamb of God.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, please make us more effective runners with the Good News of the message of Jesus' Passover sacrifice in Jerusalem. May everyone hear the message and come to know Him as Saviour and Lord. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen!
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