The basis for all of Solomon's life is revealed in the first chapter. God told Solomon that He would give him anything he asked for. Solomon simply asked for wisdom to lead his people. (I think he already had a lot of wisdom to ask God for that in the first place!) This pleased God, and God told Solomon that wisdom and knowledge would be his. God also said that He would give Solomon wealth and riches such as no king before him ever had and none after him would have.
King Solomon's first accomplishment after taking the throne was to build the Temple, God's house. Chapters 2 through 5 tell about the preparation for and building of the Temple, including all the furnishings in the Temple. Chapters 6 and 7 record Solomon's prayer and the dedication of the Temple.
After hearing of Solomon's fame and wisdom, the queen of Sheba visited him 'to test him with hard questions” (9:1). She was amazed at his wisdom. Verse 12 says, 'King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired and asked for; he gave her more than she had brought to him. Then she left and returned with her retinue to her own country.”
During his reign, King Solomon wrote many writings, including the Book of Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, many of the proverbs and some of the psalms. He ruled in Jerusalem about the same length of time as his father David, forty years, and was succeeded by his son Rehoboam.
Rehoboam would not listen to the wise advice of the elders who had served his father; instead, he consulted the young men who had grown up with him (10:8). In other words, he just listened to his friends. Because of Rehoboam's poor judgment the country split into two kingdoms, the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and the Southern Kingdom (Judah).
Chapters 13 through 36 tell of the different kings who ruled Judah. Although many of them were not righteous kings, a few did seek after the Lord and try to do what was right. Zedekiah, a wicked king, 'did evil in the eyes of the LORD his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the LORD” (36:12). Consequently, Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.
Be sure to read the book carefully, so you will grow in God's Word. Then fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the 'Go to the Word” sheet. May God bless you as you study His Word.
2 Chronicles Worksheet
God appeared to _______ and said, ''Ask for whatever you want me to ____ you'” (1:7).
Solomon asked for ______ and _________ to lead the people (1:10).
God said He would give Solomon wisdom and knowledge and also wealth, ______ and _____, such as no other king had ever had and none after him would have (1:12).
King Solomon's first accomplishment was to build the ______ (chapters 2 through 5).
At the dedication of the ______, when 'Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the _____ of the LORD filled the temple” (7:1).
The queen of _____ visited Solomon 'to test him with hard questions” (9:1).
'Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel _____ years” (9:30).
Solomon's son Rehoboam became king; however, Rehoboam would not listen to the ____ advice of the ______ who had served his father; instead, he just listened to his _______ (10:8).
Because of Rehoboam's poor judgment the country split into two ________.
The king of _____ attacked Jerusalem and carried off the _________ of the Temple (12:9).
Asa ruled Judah forty-one years. He started as a good king, but later didn't seek the ____ (16:7-13).
Jehoshaphat ruled Judah twenty-five years. He did what was _____ in the Lord's eyes (20:31-32).
Joash ruled _____ years. He ________ the son of Jehoiada the priest (24:1, 24-25).
Uzziah ruled fifty-two years. After he became powerful, his _____ led to his downfall (26:3, 16).
Hezekiah ruled twenty-nine years, doing what was _____ and ________ before the Lord (31:20).
Josiah ruled thirty-one years. 'He did what was _____ in the eyes of the LORD” (34:1-2).
Zedekiah did ____ in the Lord's eyes; consequently, Jerusalem fell to the king of _______.
Memory Verse: 'Zion stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her” (Lamentations 1:17).
Go to the Word
Go to the Word
Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.
2 Chronicles 36:18 2 Chronicles 1:10 2 Chronicles 1:12 2 Chronicles 3:3
2 Chronicles 36:2 2 Chronicles 12:1 2 Chronicles 6:13 2 Chronicles 7:2
'Jehoahaz was ______-_____ years old when he became king, and he 2 Chronicles ______
reigned in Jerusalem for three months.”
'He carried to _______ all the articles from the temple of God, both 2 Chronicles ______
large and small, and the treasures of the LORD'S temple and the treasures
of the king and his officials.”
'He had made a ______ platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide 2 Chronicles ______
and three cubits high, and had placed it in the center of the outer court.”
'The __________ Solomon laid for building the temple of God was 2 Chronicles ______
sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide.”
''Give me ______ and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for 2 Chronicles ______
who is able to govern this great people of yours?'”
''Therefore wisdom and _________ will be given you. And I will also 2 Chronicles ______
give you ______, riches and honor, such as no ____ who was before
you ever had and none after you will have.'”
'The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the _____ 2 Chronicles ______
of the LORD filled it.”
'After Rehoboam's position as king was ___________ and he had 2 Chronicles ______
become strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the ___ of the