I have been redundant in underlining how the Chronicles emphasize their main theme. These books intend to convey through Israel’s history the principle that obedience to God leads to national blessings and that disobedience leads to curses. 2 Chronicles 31 effectively illustrates the positive side of this principle. Consider the words of the priest about the great blessings Israel enjoys and thus offers: “Since the people began to bring their contributions to the temple of the Lord, we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare, because the Lord has blessed His people, and this great amount is left over” (2 Chronicles 31:9).