2 Chronicles 6 Outline
– Solomon repeated the promise God made to David (2 Chronicles 6:1-11)
– The prayer of dedication of King Solomon (2 Chronicles 6:12-42)
2 Chronicles 6 Summary
Solomon recognized that God’s glory dwell in a cloud and that he presence is in the temple. Solomon reiterated the fulfillment of the promise God made to David that his son, Solomon will build the temple. Then, Solomon knelt on the bronze platform he made which measures 5 cubits long, 5 cubits wide and 3 cubits high in the center of the outer court and spread his hands towards heaven and said a prayer.
Solomon prayed that God will fulfill his promise in making sure a descendant of his will always sit on the throne if they are careful in observing and carrying out God’s commandments. Solomon asked God to hear the prayer he is going to make regarding the temple.
Solomon prayed that when a man did wrong and is required to take an oath at the temple, then God must hear the prayer and make a fair judgment. If the man is wrong, he should be punished. If he is innocent, God should establish his innocence.
Solomon prayed that if the Israelites had sinned and are defeated by the enemies but they confess and repent in the temple, God should forgive their sins and bring them back to the land.
Solomon prayed that if the people sin and God bring famine but they repent and pray toward the temple, God should hear their prayer and forgive their sins and teach them how to live and send rain on the land.
Solomon prayed that when famine, plague, blight, mildew, locusts or grasshoppers or enemies besiege the city or other disasters come, the people pray to God towards the prayer about their afflictions, God should forgive and deal with each one of them according to what they have done.
Solomon prayed that when a foreigner prays towards the temple, God should do what the foreigner ask in his prayer so that his name can be glorified.
Solomon prayed that when the Israelites go into war and pray toward the city and the temple, God should hear their plea and help them defeat the enemies.
Solomon prayed that when the Israelites sinned and God handed them over to the enemies so that they were taken captive, but they repented in the land of exile and pray toward the city and temple, God should hear their prayers and uphold their causes.
2 Chronicles 6 Bible Study
1. The church is the house of God
In 2 Chronicles 6:1-2, Solomon said that God’s presence is in the cloud and his temple. The church is the house of God, where God’s presence dwell. The church is the place where the people worship God. It is important to not skip church but come to the church on every Sabbath. When you come to the church, God’s glory will shine on you. In Hebrews 10:25, we should not give up meeting together but encourage one another, as you can see Jesus is coming back soon.
2. God always keep his promise
In 2 Chronicles 6:1-11, Solomon repeated God’s promise to David that he will be the one to build the temple and he had now completed building it. God is faithful in keeping his promises. In Numbers 23:19, God is not a man that he should lie or change his mind. God always do what he said. In 2 Peter 3:9, God is not slow in keeping his promises but he is patient with us and want everyone to come into repentance.
3. God is omnipresent
In 2 Chronicles 6:18, Solomon said that God is too great to dwell in the temple he built. God’s presence is not restricted to the church. You don’t have to come to the church to seek God. You can seek God and come to him no matter where you are because God is omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-12). When you want God to help you, you can pray to him. Praying is simple. To pray, you must begin with dear Father God, dear Jesus Christ or dear Holy Spirit, then at the end of the prayer you must say In Jesus name. Amen (John 14:13-14; John 16:24; Romans 10:13; Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21).
4. Confess and repent from your sins and God will forgive you
In 2 Chronicles 6:19-21, Solomon asked God to listen to his prayer and the prayer of the people when they are sinned and afflicted with problems. If you sin, you must confess your sins and repent. Then, you can ask God to forgive you. If you confess your sin but you did not repent, God will not forgive you. In addition, you must forgive those who offends you in order for God to forgive you (1 John 1:9).
5. God is our salvation
In 2 Chronicles 6:41, Solomon prayed that the priests will be clothed with God’s salvation. God is our salvation. Whenever you have problem, you should seek God’s help. If you are patient and pray in perseverance, God will listen to your prayer. In Ephesians 2:8-9, it is through grace, through having faith in Jesus Christ that you have been saved. In John 6:37, Jesus Christ will never reject all that the Father God has given him. He will accept anyone that come to him. In John 3:16, God so loved the world that he gave his begotten son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins so that anyone who have faith in him can be saved. In Acts 4:12, salvation can only be obtained by having faith in Jesus Christ. In Mark 16:16, anyone who believe and is baptized will be saved. In Psalm 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.