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•   The importance of prayer (13:14; 14:11; 18:31; 20:9; 30:18,27; 32:20,24; 33:13).
          •   Notice how often we are told, “Because.” It is a distinctive word in Chronicles,
        God explaining the reasons for His actions to the nation in carrying it away into captiv-
        ity. It is found 28 times in 1 Chronicles and 45 times in 2 Chronicles.
          —“Because” and judgment (12:2,14; 16:7; 20:37; 21:10,12; 24:20,24; 25:20; 28:6,9,19).
          —“Because” in a positive sense (1:11; 2:11; 9:8; 13:18; 14:6,7; 16:8; 17:3; 24:16; 27:6; 34:27).
          •   Notice the frequent mention of how men prospered and why they prospered
        (13:12; 14:7; 18:11,14; 20:20; 24:20; 26:5; 31:21; 32:30).
          •   The “heart” is mentioned 37 times, and note the times in which it is a prepared
        heart or a perfect heart.
          •   While Chronicles is Temple oriented, there is still a significant number of men-
        tions of the seer, prophet, and man of God (11:2; 12:5,7,8; 15:1-7; 16:7-9; 17:14-21; 19:2,3;
        20:14-17; 21:12; 24:19,20-22; 25:7,15; 28:9; 34:23; 36:12,15).

        Weighty Principles
          We sometimes don’t appreciate just how many important principles are revealed in
        2 Chronicles. Note these examples:
          •   The Principle Governing Recovery (7:14)
          •   The Principle Governing Security (14:11-12)
          •   The Principle of the Certainty of Divine Help (16:9)
          •   The Principle Governing Activity (19:2)
          •   The Principle Governing Probity (19:7)
          •   The Principle Controlling Mentality (20:15)
          •   The Principle Assuring Prosperity (20:20)
          •   The Principle Governing Fidelity (30:9)
          •   The Principle Governing Stability (32:7-8)
          •   The Principle of Discovery (32:31)

        Outline
          The High Watermark of Judah (chs.1-9)
          •   Solomon and the Throne (ch.1)
          •   Solomon and the Temple (chs.2-7)
          •   Solomon and his Testimony (chs.8-9)
          The History to the Captivity (chs.10-36)
          •   The Kingdom Divided (ch.10)
          •   The Kings Detailed (chs.11-36)
          •   The Kingdom Deported (ch.36:15-23)

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