After 70 years, God's people came out of captivity and returned home filled with doubts: “Are we really Gods people? What if we’re not? Is that why all of these bad things happened to us?”
The genealogy at the beginning of Chronicles is a giant “yes” from God and reminder of who they are. The focus of Chronicles and Ezra/Nehemiah is on the true worship of God. The pathway to identity as God’s people is through praising God through all circumstances. Why? Because worship and praise takes our eyes off of self: self-pity and self-absorption and moves them upward to God.
This week, we'll be talking about How the Bible Works to To Remind Us of Our True Story and Hope as We Wait for the Messiah. We'll see God at work in 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel and Esther.