Monday, May 22, 2017

GOOD DECISIONS

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Kings 18

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Hezekiah’s capital city… Jerusalem. This present-day photo is a northeast view looking toward the Temple Mount area.

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Key Verse: 2 Kings 18:5

“He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any who were before him.”

Hezekiah stands out as a shining light. He served the Lord completely, destroyed false religion in the land, even to breaking up the image of the serpent that Moses had set up because the people had begun worshipping it as an idol. Read Numbers 21:4-9. Jesus referred to the serpent in John 3:14 when He spoke of being lifted up on the cross. To understand the significance of Jesus’ statement, we may consider 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He [God] made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Hezekiah’s own father had been one of the most evil kings of Judah. Somehow, in one generation, God changed the direction of this family and of Judah. God found a young man, 25 when he became king, who made a life-long decision to turn from the wicked ways of his father, live a holy life, and lead his people back to the God of Israel. Our decisions change us for the better or the worse.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, please hear my prayer when I ask for Your help in making the right decisions for my life and for my testimony to others. Thank You that I can change from the past, moving into a glorious future because of Jesus, Your Son and my Saviour and Lord, in whose Name I pray, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The basic content of the message that God called me to bring two years ago to a gathering of Christian leaders in Jerusalem was one of repentance for harbouring any hatred or even disrespect towards Arabs or Jews. Such contempt is sin against our Creator God whom the Bible says is “Love!” Yes, He judges people and nations and He reserves that right for Himself. I’m so very thankful that I am not anyone’s judge! I am to love unconditionally! It’s time to pray fervently, particularly with President Trump in Jerusalem this week.

Yours for God-inspired decisions which make positive changes in our lives and in the lives of others,

David

 

8 thoughts on “Monday, May 22, 2017

  1. Having challenges in understanding Trump. Praying for God’s Perfect Plan & for protection of all in attendance. Help me to be as determined as Hezikiah in serving You Lord.

    • YOU AND ME BOTH! The man has energy, he is handsome, beautiful wife & children, I chuckle because I believe he is going through “male-o-pause” I don’t know what else to say AND yes, I do pray for him fervently, more than I have ever prayed for any other leader!
      I do believe we are all to pray for him, over and above our regular prayer time! AND AGAIN WE NEED TO REMEMBER, GOD KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON!
      AND REMEMBER the people voted him in as the President! There is a reason for all things to happen, and in God’s time we will know also!
      So, at the end of the day, Lord God I thank you for leaders and their desire to serve and lead others, I thank you for David Mainse, for Billy Graham, for Ernest Manning who was the Premier of Alberta when I was a child, he was a Christian and a Pastor, Alberta flourished under his leadership! I thank you Lord for the leaders who desire to work in harmony with each other; this is a good thing; I thank you Lord for each and every person who posts blogs, thank you Lord for all the words of encouragement; for sharing every day of peoples’ lives; thank you Lord for bringing healing to all who are in need of Your Healing Touch! Thank you Lord for every breath we take, for every smile we receive; we love you Lord, we thank you for what we have, for what we are about to receive and we thank you knowing that YOU love us unconditionally! Your Word says You will never nor forsake us! Thank you Lord in Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

  2. Your prayer is my prayer this morning Pastor David.
    I know that God is in control and He is the one that guides our paths.
    I am trying to trust Him in all situations. I am praying for our leaders and also for the USA.
    Blessings to all today. Eleanor M.

  3. How refreshing to read about a King who did right in the sight of the Lord. Who removed all the idols, to follow and love the Lord with all his soul and mind and strength.
    May we seek the Lord with a whole heart, Jesus I pray in Your Mighty Holy Name. Amen!

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