Bible Study & Devotional 206
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: 2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on, you will be at war.”
🔴The Hell In War
Warning someone I respect is challenging, especially if they are my elder. I often wonder if they are testing my intelligence or if my delivery isn’t Spirit-led. That created doubt. My peace was disturbed because fear gripped my heart. The war brewing within my mind was a struggle between good and evil.
- Did I have the authority to relay information?
- How could I do it without creating hostility?
Don’t go along with foolishness.
Instead of being dragged into a war of prideful roots, ask God to restore peace. There are ways to complete responsibilities while actively cooperating with our Lord and Savior because love covers many sins.
God gave King Asa peace. However, King Asa invited war into his kingdom by relying on foreign alliances. When God sent Hanani, King Asa responded with anger and brutally oppressed some of the people (2 Chronicles 16:10).
King Asa continued trusting people instead of God even in sickness. (2 Chronicles 16:12).
Could you imagine the torment of being so prideful and selfish that one would invite hell?
As you read today’s passages, think about the daily sanctification we need to remain in God’s will. Those who believe the scriptures are God-breathed and useful for teaching and training in righteousness focus on building up believers to live godly lives.
God grants us His Peace not to become comfortable but to seek His ways and acknowledge Him. Don’t let the hell of this world influence your decisions. Be wise and not led astray.
Let’s pray Psalm 19 together:
Father, keep your servant from willful sins; may they not rule over us. We will be blameless and innocent of great transgression as we repent seeking forgiveness of our hidden faults. May the words of our mouths and meditation of our hearts be pleasing in your sight. Lord, you are our Rock and Redeemer. We give you all the honor and praise. Thank you for your watchful eye and for keeping us close. Amen.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14, Romans 9:1-24, Psalm 19:1-14, Proverbs 20:1
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