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“May you and I stay in a right relationship with God.” <>< Dona (06/12/20)

Please read II Chronicles 25-28.  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 25 Joash’s son, Amaziah became king when his father died. Though Amaziah did what was right on the outside, inwardly he often resented what he had to do. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, though Amaziah did what was right, his heart wasn’t right with You.

Something to think about

Amaziah complained and he valued his military success more than God’s will.  By the end of his life he had turned away from following the Lord (verse 27).

Something to experience

We must search our own hearts and root out any resistance we have to obeying God.  Complaining as we’re obeying, is not  true and complete obedience. F.Y.I. Obedience is doing what I’m told to do, when I’m told to do it, with the right heart attitude.

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In II Chronicles 26 Uzziah, Amaziah’s son, became the king of Judah.  In the beginning of his reign, he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.  He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God.  As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall.  He became unfaithful to the Lord.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You wanted Uzziah to follow You no matter his station in life. 

Something to think about

When people have power they often think they can live above the law.  But even rulers are subject to God, as Uzziah discovered.

Something to experience

No matter what our position in society God expects us to honor, worship and obey Him. 

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In II Chronicles 27 After Uzziah’s death, his son, Jotham became king of Judah.

Response

Oh! Wow! Jotham grew powerful because He walked steadfastly before You, the Lord his God.

Something to think about

 Jotham was generally a good king (verse 6).  But the people continued their corrupt practices. 

Something to experience

Those we lead will not always follow our example.  But that should not affect the way we live our life for God. 

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In II Chronicles 28 Ahaz, became king after Jotham died. He didn’t do what was right in the eyes of the Lord.  He made idols to worship.  He sacrificed his sons in the fire as burnt offerings.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, it’s hard to even read verse 3. How very sad and disappointed You must have been with Ahaz and the people he ruled.

Something to think about

Now, we, as a nation, are allowing our children to be sacrificed too. 

Something to experience

There are some in our “civilized” nation sacrificing their children to the harsh gods of convenience, economy and whim. May God have mercy on us.

If you are facing a choice, don’t turn from God, turn to Him.  See your situation as an opportunity to ask God for help. If you have experienced this situation in your life, don’t despair.  God loves you and He is a healer of body, mind, emotions and spirit.  Seek Him. 

Prayer

Lord search our heart (Psalm 139:23 AMP) and point out to us any resistance that we have concerning obeying You (Psalm 128:1 AMP). Lord, no matter what our position in society, I pray we will always honor, worship and obey You (I Chronicles 16:29 AMP).  Lord, I pray we will live our lives in accordance with Your will (Matthew 11:25 AMP).  I pray we will not conform to the world’s standards but seek to follow Yours (Romans 12:2 AMP).  Lord, help us to do what we can to change laws that we believe are sinful and barbaric (II Chronicles 7:14 AMP). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.

“May you and I think, say and do what lines up with Gods’ will for our life.” <>< Dona