Bible Study & Devotional 205
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: 2 Chronicles 12:1-2, ‘After Rehoboam’s position as king was established and he had become strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the law of the Lord. 2 Because they had been unfaithful to the Lord, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam.’
King Rehoboam had it all. An earthly kingdom, material wealth, and God on his side. Through Rehoboam’s failure to maintain a spiritual connection with Yahweh, we learn just how tolerant our Lord is.
It’s a curious thing to feel elevated and humble at the same time. That’s the incredible joy of the Lord. To honor the opportunity to spread the Gospel in times of plenty or scarcity (Philippians 4:12). However, if pride gets in the way, God may hand us over to our flesh and humble us through His divine refinement. (2 Chronicles 12:5)
When asked the question: does God allow bad things to happen to good people? I boldly say yes and be grateful. Because our God is merciful, and 2 Chronicles 12:8 is one scripture that reminds us of His kindness. There is a marked difference between serving idols versus Yahweh and setting our hearts on seeking the Lord the way to doing His will. ( 2 Chronicles 13:10)
We have power through the indwelling Holy Spirit to rebuke evil and follow Jesus. (Romans 8:27)
Prayer: Father, no matter what we experience, help us to give thanks to You. For Your ways are higher, and your plans are always good. The status of being your ambassadors is a position of humility, honor, and privilege. Would you please give us the strength to endure when we wrestle with the things of this world? Amen
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22, Romans 8:26-39, Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 19:27-29
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