What I Read Today;

1 Corinthians 12; Mark 11; Ezekiel 45-46; Proverbs 1-2; 2 Chronicles 17-18; Numbers 29

In 2 Chronicles 18, an alliance between King Ahab of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah takes place.  They come to an agreement to go to war.  They form an alliance and agree to fight against the Arameans who lived in modern-day Syria.  All of the advisors to Ahab recommended going to war.  All the prophets that Ahab surrounded himself said to go to war.

Only one man said it was a bad idea, and he was put in jail.  But he was right.

Human beings have this habit of surrounding themselves with only people who will agree with them.  Unfortunately, this practice has become more prevalent with the advent of social media.  When someone disagrees with us, we now call that person evil and seek to silence him or her.

God’s Word doesn’t always tell us what we want to hear.  It tells us what God wants us to understand.  We don’t like hearing that we are sinners.  We like to believe that humans are basically good.  But the headlines in the news tells us a different story.

When Micaiah warned Ahab not to go to war, he ignored what the word of God said.  He paid the price for that.

God’s word tells us that Jesus is knocking on the door of our hearts.  The Bible lays out the way to our salvation.  It tells us that Jesus is that way.  Unfortunately, many will reject that.  The devil will put in our path many who will say to us that we can find another way to salvation.  The world will tell us that we can attain salvation by being good people or helping others.  But Jesus tells us that he is the only way.

We can either accept that Jesus is the only way to salvation, or we can reject that.  There is no middle ground.

 

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