Read 2 Chronicles 15
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Scripture- 2 Chronicles 15:9- Then Asa called together all the people of Judah and Benjamin, along with the people of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who had settled among them. For many from Israel had moved to Judah during Asa’s reign when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
Observations- Here is an example of a verse I've never really noticed before- I love when God reveals something new I haven't paid attention to the other 10 times (or more) that I've read through the Bible. Asa's faithfulness to God was so attractive that it led many people from the northern kingdom of Israel to move south- away from a king who refused
to honor God...away from people who weren't invested any longer in following the God who led them out of captivity in Egypt into the Promised Land.
Application- No matter how bad things may seem we must always remember there will be people attracted and drawn to doing what is good and right for the glory of God. Elijah thought he was the only one in all of Israel interested in following God, but God reminded him there were 7000 others just like him, so he needed to release his despair and lay claim to his hope in God. Let's be the people who are attracted to being and doing what is pleasing to God as revealed in His Word!
Prayer- Lord, thank You for examples in Your Word that encourages us to be strong and faithful, even when it is beyond difficult. Help us be the kind of individuals and church that is attractive, because we choose to do what is pleasing to You and makes Jesus famous. Guide us to move toward the next right course of action in our life together as Your church in the strong name of Jesus. Amen.
"For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true." (Ephesians 5:8-9),
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