Good morning dearest believers. Nice to know you are up and at ’em this morning. Have you noticed that reading the Word of God is like reading the headlines of our news media these days. I love the Old Testament (except the names) and the historical facts that God has preserved for us there. This morning I was reading again from Second Chronicles. Read three chapters about three for kings. King R, King J, and King A who were so bent on having their own fame and fortune that they literally turned their back on God and started their own gods. The results was not very promising for them. When they got themselves in trouble, King R “humbled himself” and cried out to God. God stepped in and delivered him but he lost his freedom as well as his fortune. He became a servant to another king and his country. However, in these three chapters we find “along came Asa and turned the people back to the living God.” Peace and prosperity were there because their hearts were genuinely seeking and serving God. They praised God each day and did it just when things were tough on them.
Humbled himself - Isn’t that what 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us to do? We must humble ourselves and seek God’s face - not His hand - and then God can heal our land. All of the things going on today are proof in the pudding that we are not a humble people. We only want God to step in when we mess things up. King Asa led his life and his kingdom of people to put God first in everything they were doing. Not so they could get what they wanted but to live a life before God that was pleasing to Him.
Our daily chore is to choose to honor and glorify God by the way we live, the way we treat others, and the way we talk. Our Christ-likeness should always be showing. The world is hurting and the world needs to see Jesus in us every moment of ever day. That is how we bless God and be His blessing to others.