Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 15
In chapter 14, we were introduced to Asa, the king of Judah. Chapter 15 describes some of the religious reforms that took place under his leadership. While there are some serious differences in the context of 2 Chronicles and today, there are some similar principles that we can walk away with today.
Verse 2 — Whenever you seek him, you will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you.
Each of us has a choice to make: either to seek God or to abandon him. This seems drastic, but we will all one day stand before God. For those who truly sought God, meaning believing in the gospel, repenting of your sin, and trusting in God’s forgiveness through Jesus, you will truly find God. But for those who don’t seek Him or deny Him, God cannot let them into heaven because their sin has not been paid for. The good news is that while God will eventually abandon those who do not believe in and follow him, God gives chance after chance to the most vile sinner, so that no one is without hope on this side of heaven.
Verse 8 — he took courage and removed all the detestable idols from the land of Judah…
Idols are not just the little gold figurines that we see in National Geographic. Idols exist in the depths of our hearts whenever we give glory and honor to anything other than God. So for us, we too must purge ourselves of idols, but they might just not be idols of silver or gold, but idols of success, money or approval.
Verse 15 — All in Judah were happy about this covenant, for they had entered into it with all their heart. They earnestly sought after God, and they found him. And the Lord gave them rest from their enemies on every side.
My prayer for myself and for Center Point as a whole is that we would earnestly seek God with our whole hearts! I pray that we would find our full satisfaction and joy in Jesus Christ that changes everything about who we are, what we do, how we treat others, how we utilize our time, etc. May we be a body of believers that are fully devoted to seeing the gospel change then lives of those who call CPC home, and seeing the gospel change the lives of those who do not yet truly know God.
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Associate
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