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2Chronicles 10-12 / Hebrews 5-6
10:19 The northern tribes of Israel have refused to be ruled by a descendant of David to this day.
11:14-16 The Levites even abandoned their homes and property and moved to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons would not allow them to serve the LORD as priests. Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the pagan shrines, where they worshiped the goat and calf idols he had made. From all over Israel, those who sincerely wanted to worship the LORD, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem, where they could offer sacrifices to the LORD, the God of their ancestors.
6:16-18 When people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. So God has given us both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can take new courage, for we can hold on to his promise with confidence.
OT Flash Points
Rehoboam takes the harsh path as king. Advice from his young friends – rebellion
Judah is strengthened by the Levites who came back to Jerusalem because of Jeroboam’s pagan worship
NT Flash Points
Immaturity doesn’t listen, so it can’t understand that we must train ourselves to recognize right from wrong and then do what is right
Jesus is not a traditional high priest, but an eternal One