A Rebel Heart is often an equal opportunity offender.
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2 Kings 24:19-20 -But Zedekiah did what was evil in the LORD's sight… Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
Read - 2 Kings 24:10-20a, 2 Chronicles 36:10-14, Jeremiah 52:1-3a
More details on the siege of Jerusalem that we have been reading about for a few weeks. Nebuchadnezzar installs a new king called Zedekiah. He has little power but what he does have he uses to rebel against the Babylonians and also against God. He effectively alienated himself from both good and evil. Sometimes, our hearts just want to go their own way and when that happens we can find ourselves very alone. Let us be careful not to rebel just because of a stubborn streak.
Lord, I ask You to Mend my heart so that it is obedient rather than rebellious.
https://www.gotquestions.org/King-Zedekiah.html - King Zedekiah.
Ministry is given by God. It doesn’t always look like church ministry. Every job opportunity and every volunteer call is a call to minister in a new way. Zedekiah was installed as the king of Jerusalem by a Babylonian King but he was actually called to that role by Almighty God. He betrayed and ignored both. As we follow Christ and are led by His Holy Spirit let us not ignore or miss the significant calls and opportunities that He gives us!