Monday, July 5, 2021

A LOYAL HEART

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 25

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Zion Gate is located in the southern part of the Old City. This gate was used by the Israel Defense Forces in 1967 to enter and capture the Old City. The stones surrounding the gate are still pockmarked by weapons fire. This entrance leads to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters.

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 25:2

And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal heart.

 

What can we learn from King Amaziah? Loyalty to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and loyalty one to another as fellow believers in Christ is so very important. This could be described as true friendship. Loyalty says, “You can count on me to be true to you, to be there for you, to do my best to serve you in good times and bad, in sickness and in health.” This is sounding like the marriage vows. Well…maybe that’s not far off. The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:25-27 that we men are to love our wives as Christ loved the Church. According to the book called “The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” there are three kinds of believers in the church: hot, cold, and lukewarm. Revelation 3:14-22 would be a good New Testament reading for today.

Even after his initial disobedience, God gave Amaziah other chances. He sent a prophet to him and Amaziah listened to him, but he soon fell away again. As we read this, God may be calling us to repentance once again. Let’s hear His voice and obey!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, Your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ, modelled true loyalty. I pray for that kind of 100% loyalty to You and to all those to whom I’ve given my word of commitment. Please forgive me for those times when my love for You and others is less than hot (lukewarm). I repent and trust You for the fire of Your Spirit to burn white hot within me every day. In Jesus’ Name I ask for the blessing of true loyalty, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Through the years I’ve trusted God for the blessing of loyalty. Loyalty works both ways. I am loyal to God, to my family, to my church, to my community, to my country, and also to my blog readers. Yes, that’s you I’m writing about! You are in my heart as my new extended family. I’m so very thankful to God for you. I want the very best for you. I pray by name from time to time for all who respond to this blog in writing in the same way I pray for my family members, for the leaders of the Crossroads ministry, for my neighbours of the last 60 years. It always amazes me how I can remember names when I pray. I believe God brings names to my mind. Of course, when I say those names before God my memories stay fresh.

I ask for the prayers of all who read this blog…for me, my family, and for the Crossroads ministry team members in particular.

Yours for the fire of the Holy Spirit within us, keeping us “HOT” with a loyal heart!

David

Just outside the Zion Gate, the Lion of Judah is symbolized on the Jerusalem flag.

10 thoughts on “Monday, July 5, 2021

  1. Thank You, Lord, for this new day. Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Godly people. Bless all Your children today, Lord. Help each one to be wholeheartedly committed to You and Your ways, in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. I’ve felt over the years,from the blog and watching David speak with ‘sinless sincerity’,that I knew him personally (as I’m sure many also feel.)So a big ‘thank-you’ is deserved for Ron and all of David’s family and his Crossroads’ family also.May God bless

    Can’t Be Bought

    May happiness be yours to share
    And joy be your constant kin,
    So you have peace beyond compare
    As He cleanses the temple within
    And as the world sees your face,
    Will be seen what they have not,
    For this gift is an unearned grace
    From a Love that can’t be bought.
    GW(Bill) Marshall 24 Aug, 2015

  3. Thank You Father for bringing into fruition, this blog. I join in prayer for David’s family & friends. I also pray for the ministry, that even in this time of Covid-19 and, also as we come out of it, that You will bless, provide, guide, & protect. Be with those who minister outside of Ontario and also in other countries. We thank You for being the Solid Rock that we can trust. Amen and amen 🙏

  4. Amen to all the thoughts and comments above I come into agreement with you may all my fellow bloggers have a blessed day amen 🙏

  5. I have written part of David’s prayer in my journal….Father God, grant grace and wisdom to me that I may influence family members and others in your ways of doing what is righting your sight.

    Oh Lord our world and each one of us needs you!!

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