2 Kings 16 Reading
2 Kings 16:1-4 We see in these verses how God’s people grieve His heart with their idolatry. He offers them peace, but they refuse His goodness and follow the sinful ways of the nations around them. Even to the point of sacrificing their own children by burning them in fire.
I know my sin grieves You, too. May the power of the influence of the world, the flesh and the devil be broken totally off our lives in Jesus name, the Son of the Living God. Please help me Lord to remember Your pain, and obey You out of love!
2 Kings 16:7 Lord forgive us for the things which we have taken that belong to You and Your house, and have used them for other things. Help us to recognize it is sin to do so.
2 Kings 16:10-15 In verse 10 NLT it says “King Ahaz then went to Damascus to meet the King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria. While he was there, he noticed an unusual alter” This was a heathen alter! So he sent a model of it to his priest Uriah along with its design in full detail, to be used to replace God’s original alter!
The new and unique fascinates us, but eternal truth bores us!
Lord let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon our lives and save us from the power of the flesh to deceive and distort the truth of Your Holy Word.
2 Kings 16:16 Uriah the priest obeyed the king and disobeyed the Lord. Big mistake! Obedience to any person or power is never more important than obedience to God. Ask Him to help you see where you need to change your obedience behavior.
2 Chronicles 28 Reading
2 Chronicles 28:1 Spend concentrated time praying for your children and the children in your church to follow the Lord. Pray that their parents will lovingly train them in the faith and that they will never, like Ahaz, turn their backs on the Lord.
2 Chronicles 28:12-15 When we read these verses today our hearts should be moved, as we recognise even in His discipline, God has only good in mind for His people. Thank Him for His mercy and forbearance in your life.
2 Chronicles 28:22-23 In light of these verses we pray in line with Psalm 39:7-8 NLT “And so, Lord where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You. Rescue me from my rebellion, for even fools mock me when I rebel”.
Proverbs 15:18-33 Reading
Proverbs 15:22 Amplified “Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished.” NLT “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many counselors bring success”.
What decision do you face right now? Ask God for wisdom in seeking good counsel.
Proverbs 15:30 If there was ever a time that we needed a calm and undisturbed mind and heart it is now!
While the thief Satan is trying to steal our joy and peace, we hold on to the fact that God’s Word tells us today that a calm and undisturbed mind and heart bring life and health to our body.
Lord let the light of Your countenance shine through our faces so we can give a sincere cheerful look to everyone we meet today even if they are grumpy.
Matthew 12: 22-37 Reading
Matthew 12:30 Ask the Lord to show you how to work with Him today and not to get side tracked into working against His purpose. Ask Him to protect you and arm you with spiritual armour so that you can stand ready to fight against evil.
Matthew 12:33-37 In light of these verses confess any tendency you may have to speak carelessly and judgmentally. Ask the Lord to guard your mouth so that you do not speak idly or with evil intent.