The book of 2 Chronicles carries on where 1 Chronicles left off, charting the history of Judah through the reigns of its successive kings. There is life after David! Again we are confronted with the faithfulness of God towards his people. God's warnings to his people are not idle threats—as we see when Judah is ultimately taken into captivity—but his promises are just as reliable: he remembers his covenant even when his people don't. The importance of seeking God's presence, and his willingness to hear and respond to our prayers, is a key lesson of this book.
Andrew Thomson is pastor of Kesgrave Baptist Church in Suffolk. He became a Christian while studying at Oxford, where he also met his wife, Helen. He ran a Christian bookshop in Woking for some years before being called to the ministry. His first pastorate was at Mitchley Hill Evangelical Church in Sanderstead, Surrey, before moving to Kesgrave in 2010. Andrew and Helen are blessed with three children: Esther, Gemma and Joel.