Ezra wrote the book of Second Chronicles to encourage and exhort those who had returned to Jerusalem from Babylonian exile. The remnant needed encouragement to keep their faith alive in the midst of difficulty, and they needed a word of hope for the future. This book emphasizes Judah’s spiritual heritage and was a refreshing reminder of God’s faithfulness. Please open your Bible to Second Chronicles chapter one, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study of this Old-Testament book.