AUGUST 12, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
AUGUST 12 READING…2 CHRONICLES 16-18 & 2 THESSALONIANS 2
It seems to be the nature of man to desire a word from the Lord…as long as that word is what we want to hear. The question is, do we really want to hear what the Lord wants to say to our generation, our churches, or to us personally? Ahab kept men around him, so called prophets, who would tell him exactly what he wanted to hear. When a genuine prophet name Macaiah came and told him the truth Ahab rejected it. Even the religious leader of that day hated Macaiah, because he hated the truth and sold his soul to compromise and lies. In the end the lies did not matter…what God declared what would happen, happened just like He said. Paul in 2 Thessalonians, tells in the time just before the return of Christ people will go off into apostasy. It is not because the Lord’s truth is unavailable to them, but people would rather follow false teachers and lies than the truth. We live in the time Paul spoke, and the coming of Antichrist is right around the corner. People will follow him the same way Ahab followed the false prophets of his day. We live in a time when people have replaced the truth with lies…because they love the lies…it’s what they want. In the church you attend, in the teaching you receive from different sources, and in that which you feed your souls, is it God’s truth…or is it a lie to satisfy what you want. Truth leads to life…lies lead to death!
Please share your thoughts.
TOMORROW’S READING…2 CHRONICLES 19-20 & PSALM 48 & 2 THESSALONIANS 3