Background: David was succeeded by his son Solomon who built the temple in Jerusalem. Solomon loved many foriegn women who turned his heart away from serving God. As punishment, after his death the kingdom was divided into 2 kingdoms: Israel and Judah (the line of David).
There were a few good kings along the way but most of the kings were evil. Eventually in 722 bc the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians, then in 586 bc the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem.
Reading: 2 Chronicles 36.
This is a sad turning point. The beautiful city and nation that God created was destroyed and taken into captivity. Why did this happen? (15-17)
How do each of these verses describe the destruction?
Read the end of the chapter. After 70 years God brings some of the Jews back from captivity. The nation will be kept alive so that the promises to Abraham and David can be fulfilled in Jesus.
What does this turning point teach us about those who continually reject God?