by David Cawston

A God of His Word and Grace
David Cawston
2 Chronicles 36

Background of these days are as follows: 645 years after Joshua led the children of Israel into the promise land these events begin to take place in this chapter. You get a picture of God Grace and patience!

Waiting for my car to be fixed, I watched a lady pass time at the auto-repair shop by working on her nearly complete afghan, which she had draped over her lap. A man came into the waiting area, eyed her afghan, then sat down across from me. He got up, paced impatiently, then left the room, came back and sat in another chair. Finally, he came over and said, "I hope you didn't start that thing when you got here."

God was extremely patient with Israel just as He is with us! There had been years of good and bad kings in Judah
2 Chron 35:26
Josiah had been the last really great king of Judah! Upon his death he had been lamented by the people of Judah as well as the prophet Jeremiah.

2 Chron 35:25
25 Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah, and to this day all the men and women singers commemorate Josiah in the laments. These became a tradition in Israel and are written in the Laments. NIV

2 Chron 36:1-10

1 And the people of the land took JEHOAHAZ, SON OF JOSIAH and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father and when he became king, and he reigned in JERUSALEM THREE MONTHS.
3 The king of Egypt dethroned him in Jerusalem and imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
4 The king of Egypt made ELIAKIM, A BROTHER OF JEHOAHAZ, king over Judah and Jerusalem and CHANGED ELIAKIM'S NAME TO JEHOIAKIM. But Neco took Eliakim's brother Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt.
5 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and HE REIGNED IN JERUSALEM ELEVEN YEARS. HE DID EVIL IN THE EYES OF THE LORD HIS GOD.
8 The other events of Jehoiakim's reign, the detestable things he did and all that was found against him, are written in the ...

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