Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Hebrews 4:16 - Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Read - 2 Kings 14:1-14, 2 Chronicles 25:1-24, 2 Kings 13:12-13, 2 Kings 14:15-16, 2 Kings 14:23-27, 2 Kings 14:17-22,
2 Chronicles 25:25-28
In the seasons where both Judah and Israel have godless kings it gets dicey. They fight one another and whoever else they can…it is a vicious time where nobody would recognize these people as ‘God’s chosen’. Likewise, when our lives are torn by fighting and fussing, we are not giving much of a testimony to those examining what a Christian looks like.
Lord, help me to see peace not war.
2 Kings 14:25 is one of the verses of proof that Jonah was not a ‘fictional account’. 2 Kings 14:25 - Jeroboam II recovered the territories of Israel between Lebo-hamath and the Dead Sea, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had promised through Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath-hepher.
God speaks through many means. He does so to warn us of a problem or sometimes to direct us into a right path. We can be thankful that He cares enough to speak His will and way to us so that we may know Him. In today’s reading, God warns a king through the wise advice of another king, “But my advice is to stay at home. Why stir up trouble that will only bring disaster on you and the people of Judah?” - 2 Chronicles 25:19. Just a bit later, the Prophet Jonah comes on the scene and promises victory for Israel over a few of its enemies. How has God spoken to you? A warning? A blessing of direction? Hearing Him followed by heeding Him will lead you to a good place!