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2 Chronicles 34: Loving God

For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of 2 Chronicles.

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a Christian is our need for "proof" that God cares about our daily lives. Often, when we are left to ourselves, we have real doubts that God even notices our efforts to do what is right. King Josiah found himself in this situation when his servants found the book of the Law and read it to him.

Warming Up to God

Think about a time when you really wanted to know that God cared about what you were doing. How did God communicate his love for you?

Read 2 Chronicles 34

Discovering the Word

  • What do verses 1-7 reveal about Josiah's relationship with God?
  • Describe the nature of the work in verses 8-13.
  • The book of the Law that was read to Josiah was most likely Deuteronomy 12—26 and 28. The guidelines for worship in this passage are specifically what Josiah's predecessors disobeyed. What image of God do you think Josiah had? (Note his reaction in verse 19.)
  • Why did Josiah send messengers for Huldah (vv. 20-21)?
  • What feelings do you think Josiah had in response to Huldah's message (vv. 23-28)?
  • What image of God did Huldah communicate to Josiah?

Applying the Word

  • Think of someone who has helped you to see God more clearly. How has this person affected you?
  • How has this experience helped you to obey God?

Responding in Prayer

Thank God for the different people in your daily life whom God uses to communicate his love to you.

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