2 Chronicles 5:2-6:11
- This was one of the great days in Israel’s history. How does Solomon interpret its significance in 6:1-11?
- We, who belong to the new covenant, are ourselves the temple of God (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19). Is there any parallel between the place given here to the ark and the place we should give to Christ in our hearts? What is the ground of Christian praise, and what corresponds to the glory which ‘filled the temple’?
Note. 5:5. See Note on 1:3.
2 Chronicles 6:12-42
- On what grounds does Solomon base his prayer? See verses 14, 15 and 42. What three main petitions does he present in verses 16-21, and into what seven specific requests does he expand the third of these?
- What conditions does Solomon’s prayer suggest as being essential to effective prayer?
2 Chronicles 7 & 8
- God’s immediate answer to Solomon’s prayer is given in 7:1-3. What effect did it have on the people? Cf. Lev. 9:24. How far should God’s mercies affect us?
- God gave a further answer to Solomon privately in the form of a promise and a warning (7:12-22). What were the conditions upon which Solomon’s petitions were to be granted? Do I fear the fulfillment of God’s warnings as I desire the fulfillment of His promises