Today you should read: 2 Kings 11
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Let’s do something different today… let’s start by reading the first two verses of tomorrow’s reading…
Joash began to rule over Judah in the seventh year of King Jehu’s reign in Israel. He reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother was Zibiah from Beersheba. All his life Joash did what was pleasing in the lord’s sight… 2 Kings 12:1-2a
As you know – Israel is not consistent in serving and following God. Under one reign of a king they do great – only to be followed by another king who leads them to worship pagan idols. UP and DOWN – BACK and FORTH. But remember – Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership! So leaders matter!
Choices also matter! People want you to believe that life is nothing but a series of chances – that we have no real control. That’s simply not true! Life is not a series of chances – it’s a series of choices and each builds on the other.
In today’s reading we read about someone who made a choice… Ahaziah’s sister Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram. She risked her life to save the life of little Joash. That one simple decision lead to 40 years of God’s people doing things God’s way.
Often little choices – things done in an instant – have BIG results. A dad choses to lead his family to church… a mom prays for her husband… a single person says no to sinful sexual activity…
So what’s that mean to you and I today? A couple of things…
- We must watch the little things because they affect big things.
- We must walk in the Spirit, so we’ll know what’s right.
- We must follow God’s Word as a guide to our lives.
- We must chose well – because choices build.
I wonder what choices we’ll be faced with today? I wonder what we’ll do? I wonder what will come of it? Chose well.
Posted by: Tim Parsons