There’s a wonderful simplicity in the books of Chronicles. The Chronicler evaluated the quality of each king of Israel or Judah by one standard: did he worship Jehovah and only Jehovah?
Why such a one-dimensional standard—why no consideration of success in battle, justice at home, or a strong economy? Maybe because if a king got the One Big Thing right, everything else followed.
Are we paying attention?
(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley