Daily Devotional

“And the LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in doing what is right in My sight, and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in My heart, you sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.” But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart, for he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, who had made Israel sin.” 2 Kings 10:30-31

Every time I read through the Old Testament and come to 1 & 2 Kings I am usually amazed at how they can follow the Lord for so much of their lives and then towards the end they turn against Him in one form or another, either by complete deviance or by being swayed by their wives, other kings, etc. This time I was a little more sympathetic. After the last couple years of watching worldly moral decline, COVID disagreements inside and out side the church and how those have touched our lives personally I have had to hang onto the Lord much more intentionally and trust in Him with so much more of a “I can’t see how it’s all going to work kind of faith.” I have had to learn more than ever that this is what faith really is. It reminds me of a childhood song we used to sing…

“Faith is just believing what God says He will doHe will never fail us His promises are trueIf we but receive Him His children we becomeFaith is just believing this wondrous work is done”

When we come to the Lord as an unbeliever we trust Him with a childlike faith, believing that we are sinners and He is the only one who can save us from our sins. As I look back on this past year I have had to remember this over and over again. He is the only one! So, rather than shrink back: allowing the sadness of circumstances overtake me, the sin or moral decline overwhelm me, or the unexpected changes in tradition frustrate me, I will look to the ONLY ONE who saves and have faith that He is still in charge and I can trust Him in this journey.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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