Solomon prepares for, and begins to build the temple. He manufactures and furnishes the articles necessary for the priest to conduct their duties, including the gold Cherubim, bronze altar and sea, lampstands, tables and utensils.
Having defined faith, the writer now shows us what faith looks like in the lives of true believers. He begins by going back to the beginning, the worship of Abel, the walk of Enoch and the work of Noah; all by faith.
In 1Ch, the emphasis was on King David. In 2Ch it is on Judah’s kings, beginning with King Solomon. God will speak directly to Solomon, offering a choice of blessings. Solomon will heed David’s charge and ask for wisdom.
Building on his reference to Hab 2:4, the just shall live by faith, the writer defines faith, and what it involves. Beginning with faith being real, evident, and available to all, he lays the foundation for examples to follow
King David gives his final thoughts, encouragements and example of loyalty to Solomon, the leaders, the nation and believers to this present day. David’s last days characterized by passion for building God’s house.