AUGUST 15, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
AUGUST 15 READING…2 CHRONICLES 24-25 & PSALM 106
I am not sure we can begin to realize the impact of one person who is right with God…a person who faithfully follows the Lord with their whole heart. That person can be used of God to make a tremendous difference in their sphere of influence…and I believe the Lord intends for it to be this way. Jehoiada was a faithful High Priest before God in the land of Judah. God used this man who was committed to Him to bring revival in the land. It was also because of this priest that Judah would have a righteous king in Joash. Joash was protected by Jehoiada in the time of the wicked woman Athaliah who assumed the throne after her son died, she thought she had killed all heirs to the throne, but Joash was protected. Joash was made king at seven years old, but thankfully, he had a godly man like Jehoiada, as his adviser. God used both Joash and Jehoiada to repair the Temple and to lead the people in true worship of God. When Jehoiada died the other leaders of Judah, who were wicked men, killed Jehoiada’s son, and led the people back into idolatry. When Joash died he was followed by Amaziah, who started off following the Lord, but later went off into idolatry. You may feel you have little to no influence, but the truth is, in your sphere of influence the Lord has called you to live righteously, and you can never tell how God will use you to change your world. In Psalms, we are called to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His mercy endures forever. We are to call out to the Lord for His favor, and will save us. For He is the Lord from everlasting to everlasting.
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TOMORROW’S READING…2 CHRONICLES 26-28 & PSALM 2