By Warren W. Wiersbe
God's humans have been by no means intended to mixture in. in its place, we are known as to stick out from the gang, and turn into a beacon of wish. yet not anything dims our gentle greater than conformity, while voices that after proclaimed fact start to quietly yield to a loud international. in keeping with the books of two Kings and a pair of Chronicles, this examine deals an eye-opening examine the excessive expense of conformity, and stocks how we will remain specific from the environment.
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The End Has Come (2 Kings 23:29—25:30; 2 Chronicles 36) Notes The Big Idea An Introduction to Be Distinct by Ken Baugh Do you know that you are a unique creation of God? You are! Your fingerprints are unique to you, your heart beats at a rhythm that is unique to you, you also have unique eye and voice prints—you are distinct from anyone else in all creation. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind masterpiece! In addition to your physiological uniqueness, the Bible says that at the moment of salvation, you become a child of God (John 1:12–13) and are set apart for the work of God (1 Cor.
Three Men—Three Miracles (2 Kings 5:1—6:7) 4. The Battle Is the Lord’s (2 Kings 6:8—7:20) 5. Reaping the Harvest of Sin (2 Kings 8—9; 2 Chronicles 21:1—22:9) 6. The Sword and the Crown (2 Kings 10—11; 2 Chronicles 22:10—23:21) 7. Focusing on Faith (2 Kings 12—13; 2 Chronicles 24) 8. Nine Kings—Five Assassinations (2 Kings 14—15; 2 Chronicles 25—27) 9. A Tale of Two Kingdoms (2 Kings 16—17; 2 Chronicles 28) 10. The Making of a King—Part I (2 Kings 18:1—20:11; 2 Chronicles 29:1—31:21; 32:24–26; Isaiah 38) 11.
The book of 2 Chronicles was most likely written and read to the Israelites during their captivity in Babylon. It speaks of God’s faithfulness to forgive and restore: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14 NIV). At the end of the seventy years of captivity, that’s exactly what God does: He brings the Israelites back to the Promised Land as a united people once again.