May 11, 2020

Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 21

The biggest takeaway from this passage is that sin always brings consequences. Jehoram had a great father and grandfather who led the nation of Israel in the right way. They were godly men who did right in the eyes of God, but Jehoram was not like that. We see in our passage that he is greedy and definitely fearful. He killed off all his brothers because he did not want them to overtake his throne. Because of Jehoram’s great wickedness, there are great consequences for him. Elijah prophecies what is going to happen to Jehoram (v. 14-15), and it is not good. And exactly what Elijah prophesies is what comes true. Nations come and take everything and Jehoram dies after suffering for 2 years. Jehoram wanted to be a king and thought he could do it with his own power, only to lose everything he wanted because of his wickedness. 

Sin always brings consequences. They might not be earthly consequences, but it will definitely be spiritual consequences. A famous question is, “Why do the wicked prosper?” And while we do not have the complete answer, we do know that the wicked do not prosper forever. They might achieve earthly gain, but wickedness cannot stand in the presence of God. 

For you, what sin or sins do you need to get rid of? This could be something new or something you have been struggling with for a while. Whatever it is, how can you get it out of your life? 

By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice

God is honored when we intentionally seek Him in prayer. As a church, we want dependent prayer to be something that marks us. Use the comment section to post prayer requests and experiences of how God has answered prayer and/or changed you through prayer! If you would like to be enrolled to get weekly prayer reminders, text @cpclex to 81010.


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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