The book of 2 Chronicles carries on where 1 Chronicles left off, charting the history of Judah through the reigns of its successive kings. There is life after David! Again we are confronted with the faithfulness of God towards his people. God's warnings to his people are not idle threats—as we see when Judah is ultimately taken into captivity—but his promises are just as reliable: he remembers his covenant even when his people don't. The importance of seeking God's presence, and his willingness to hear and respond to our prayers, is a key lesson of this book.