Daily Reading – 2 Kings 14-15 / John 12:1-22
2 Kings 15:28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Most of us go through life just doing, saying, and living life as it comes. Our thoughts range from what we have enjoyed in the past and would like to do again, to what’s for dinner. Generally we do not think too far into the future. If we do, it’s about retirement, insurance for our loved ones to live on, burial plots, and possibly a few relics we may leave to our children and grandchildren. Our thoughts seldom stretch too far past the next generation. However, have you considered that what you say, do, and how you live your life, may influence tomorrows for many hundreds of years?
Throughout 1 & 2 Kings there is a familiar line we find in today’s verse. 2 Kings 15:28 says; “And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.” The sins of Jeroboam, made Israel to sin for a long time. Way back in 1 Kings 12 we read how he feared that the people might return to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord. If they did, they might also turn to the King of Judah and kill Him. So selfishly, he built two calves and created a new history of how these calves were the god’s who saved Israel in the past. He set evil men up as priests for the new religion, created feast days, and made Israel worship these calves. Here in 2 Kings 15, we find the people of Israel and their Kings still following his made-up religion. What we do today, influences many tomorrows.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
I’ve said it many times, people are watching us. What we do, good or bad, leaves a mark and a memory on the lives of those around us. If we are going to create lifetime memories, shouldn’t they lead people closer to the God who can help them?
What memories are you making?
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