August 3, 2013

Today you should read: Jeremiah 22

There are several places in scripture that talk about what a king’s duties are and what kind of a ruler he is supposed to be. The basics are that they were supposed to love and serve only him ultimately.  King’s were supposed to rule fairly and justly; with wisdom, integrity, and charity equally to all their people, rich or poor. This embodies what kind of king God wanted for His people. So when the kings became more and more corrupt, greedy and idolatrous, God warned them over and over again that they were reaping judgment toward themselves. They did not listen. Eventually, God fulfilled His promise of judgment and sent the Assyrians and the Babylonians to take His people captive.

As far as I know, no one reading this is a king of anything. So how does this apply to us today?

Micah 6:8 tells us how this applies to us. It says this:

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?

The regulations God had for His kings were no different than what He had for others and what He has for us. This is by no means an exhaustive list of how to live, but if you think about this today and begin to put these three qualities into practice in your life, you will sow a life of blessing and peace. God desired for His kings to be an example to His people of how they should live, promising them that if they did He would give them blessings and honor.  When they refused, He did away with them in judgment.

God will repay us for what we do in our lives, whether good or evil. (2 Corinthians 5:10) So the choice is yours. What is your life saying? Are you walking the walk? Here some music to get you going in the right direction.

 2013-07-30 22_37_38-Steven Curtis Chapman _The Walk_ - NAMM 2010 with Taylor Guitars - YouTube

Posted by: Robbie Byrd


Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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