After tracing the history of humankind from Adam to David, 1 & 2 Chronicles focus on the kingdom of David as God’s chosen people—and the responsibilities incumbent on them. The Chronicler’s prevailing emphases are where and how the people of Israel worship and the exclusivity of worshiping God alone. Even so, rites themselves are not sufficient. God deserves not only our worship and adoration but also our obedience. Moreover, for the author of 1 & 2 Chronicles, the Godappointed kings, priests, and prophets (plus soldiers and several wives) serve as both positive and negative examples of how fidelity to God affects later individuals and nations— and, in particular, the people of postexilic Judah. Through this ancient text, Christians can learn valuable lessons about authentic worship and heartfelt obedience.