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2 Chronicles 34:33

2 Chronicles 34:33 (ESV): "33 And Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel and made all who were present in Israel serve the Lord their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the Lord, the God of their fathers." Faithfulness is what the Christian life is all about. God ...
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2 Chronicles 33:10-12

2 Chronicles 33:10–12 (ESV): "10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. 11 Therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. 12 And when he was in distress, he entre...
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2 Chronicles 32:7-8

2 Chronicles 32:7–8 (ESV): "7 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles." And the people took confidence from the words o...
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2 Chronicles 30:9

2 Chronicles 30:9 (ESV): 9 For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord, your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him."  The grace and mercy of God for those who repent is mind-blowing. It doe...
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2 Chronicles 29:11

2 Chronicles 29:11 (ESV): 11 My sons, do not now be negligent, for the Lord has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him and to be his ministers and make offerings to him."  When the people of God become negligent the house of God becomes dormant.  That is always how it has been and will continue to be.  If your c...
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2 Chronicles 28:22-23

2 Chronicles 28:22–23 (ESV): "22 In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the Lord—this same King Ahaz. 23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him and said, "Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me." But they were the ruin of him and of a...
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2 Chronicles 26:21

2 Chronicles 26:21 (ESV): "21 And King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death, and being a leper lived in a separate house, for he was excluded from the house of the Lord. And Jotham his son was over the king's household, governing the people of the land." Nothing good has ever come from a heart of pride.The moment you think you're something is...
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2 Chronicles 25:14-16

2 Chronicles 25:14–16 (ESV): 14 After Amaziah came from striking down the Edomites, he brought the gods of the men of Seir and set them up as his gods and worshiped them, making offerings to them. 15 Therefore the Lord was angry with Amaziah and sent to him a prophet, who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of a people who did not ...
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2 Chronicles 20:31-33

2 Chronicles 20:31–33 (ESV): "31 Thus Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. 32 He walked in the way of Asa his father and did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lo...
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2 Chronicles 18:12-13

2 Chronicles 18:12–13 (ESV): 12 And the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, "Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably." 13 But Micaiah said, "As the Lord lives, what my God says, that I will speak." Censorship of God's Word...
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2 Chronicles 16:9

2 Chronicles 16:9 (ESV): "9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars." Loyalty to God means total dependence upon Him. It's loyalty that He seeks in the hearts of those whom He will...
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2 Chronicles 15:9-15

2 Chronicles 15:9–15 (ESV): "10 They were gathered at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. 11 They sacrificed to the Lord on that day from the spoil that they had brought 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep. 12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart an...
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2 Chronicles 14:11-12

2 Chronicles 14:11–12 (ESV): "11 And Asa cried to the Lord his God, "O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name, we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you." 12 So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians ...
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2 Chronicles 11:2-4

2 Chronicles 11:2–4 (ESV): "2 But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God: 3 "Say to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, 4 'Thus says the Lord, You shall not go up or fight against your relatives. Return every man to his home, for this thing is from me.' " So they lis...
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2 Chronicles 10:6-8

​2 Chronicles 10:6–8 (ESV): "6 Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, "How do you advise me to answer this people?" 7 And they said to him, "If you will be good to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for...
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2 Chronicles 7:13-14

2 Chronicles 7:13–14 (ESV): "13 When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin a...
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2 Chronicles 5:13-14

2 Chronicles 5:13–14 (ESV): "13 and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever," the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of t...
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1 Chronicles 29:9

1 Chronicles 29:9 (ESV): 9 Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.  God commands that we make offerings to Him but He leaves the amount up to us. The only New Testament mandate for giving is that we give generously and chee...
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1 Chronicles 28:20

1 Chronicles 28:20 (ESV): "20 Then David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished." How comforting is it to know as a Christian t...
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1 Chronicles 22:18-19

1 Chronicles 22:18–19 (ESV): "18 "Is not the Lord your God with you? And has he not given you peace on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and his people. 19 Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, s...
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