Hear the word of the lord
King David’s Last Public Prayer
The book of first Chronicles is written to the generations after the Jews repatriated the land after the Babylonian exile. However, the memory of that catastrophe lingers on. As they return, they are reminded of their covenant history with God. This is a theology of hope. Assuring the restoration of Israel as God’s chosen people. On their record of past faithfulness to God. The writer of Chronicles is reminding God’s chosen people of their heritage, of their whakapapa. Yes, they have lived in exile after being captured by the Babylonians but now there is hope again. The Babylonian king has directed the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple of God. Israel's punishment has come to an end.