Recognize the Chronicler’s answers to Israel’s questions about theology.
Theology: What is true kingship and worship?The Chronicler ties the greatness of the past to proper worship. He says, in effect, “You cannot be great unless you worship purely, by seeking the Lord with your heart. God does not want your mechanical worship.”[
CHRONICLER’S ANSWER:] Even though no Davidic king is on the throne, and even though the external splendor and glory of the second temple is nothing compared to the former, what God was doing through David’s reign and through Solomon’s temple He is still doing. It’s all about the rule of God and the worship of God. That’s what it was about, that’s what it is about, and that’s what it will always be about.