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“May you and I cherish our relationship with God.” <>< Dona (06/09/20)

Please read II Chronicles 13 through 16.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In II Chronicles 13 Jeroboam, king of Israel warred with Abijah, king of Judah. Jeroboam’s army was cursed because of the golden calves they carried with them. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, it was if the Israelites had put sin into a physical form so they could haul it around with them.

Something to think about

The Israelites didn’t consider the things they should cherish. 

Something to experience

We though can decide for ourselves that God is to be cherished above anything else.

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In II Chronicles 14 Because Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his reign was marked by peace. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Asa’s obedience to You lead to peace with You and others.

Something to think about

In the case of Judah’s kings, obedience to God led to national peace.

Something to experience

Obedience may not always bring peace with our enemies, but it will bring peace with God and complete peace in His kingdom in heaven.

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In II Chronicles 15 Asa prayed for God’s help.  He recognized his powerlessness. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You gave the Israelites rest from their enemies.

Something to think about

The secret of victory is to admit the futility of unaided human effort and then to trust God to save.

Something to experience

God’s power works best through those of us who recognize our weakness as Asa did.

Prayer

Lord, I pray we will never fight against You for we will not succeed (II Chronicles 13:12 NIV).  Lord, I pray we will do what is good and right in Your eyes (II Chronicles 14:2).  Lord, I pray we will recognize our powerlessness.  Help us to rely on You and in Your name.  Lord do not let our enemy prevail against us (II Chronicles 14:11 NIV). Lord, I pray You will be with us when we seek to be with You.  For Your Word says when we seek You, You will be found by us (II Chronicles 15:2 NIV).  Lord, I pray we will be strong and not give up for then our work will be rewarded (II Chronicles 15:7 NIV). Lord, I pray Your eyes will look throughout the earth to strengthen those of us whose hearts are fully committed to You (II Chronicles 16:9 NIV).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I have hearts committed to God.” <>< Dona