Wednesday, June 28, 2023


Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 15

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In the Museum of the Ancient Agora in Athens Greece, you can see four fragments of sculptures, probably from the Temple of Ares dating from 435-420 BC. Today’s reading would have taken place hundreds of years before these were carved. King Asa of Judah ordered the removal of all the idols which some had been worshiping (2 Chronicles 15:8).

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 15:7

But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!


God has made us in His image. Therefore, the choice is ours as to whether we serve Him or not. God will not turn us into puppets or robots. At the beginning of our reading, it’s obvious that our decisions about our lives will determine God’s decisions whether or not to bless us or leave us alone to the consequences of His absence from our lives. Verse two tells us that while we are with Him, He is with us, and that if we seek Him, He will be found by us, and if we forsake Him, He will forsake us. God lets us take the lead in our own lives.

King Asa took action, and God responded as a result. First, Asa removed the idols. Second, he restored the altar of the Lord. Third, he made a sacrificial offering to the Lord. Fourth, he even removed his own mother from being honoured as the Queen, because she had made an obscene image of a goddess which was worshiped in neighbouring countries. He cut it down, crushed it, and burned it at the brook just between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. Because of Asa’s decisions to honour the Lord, God responded by blessing Judah with peace.


Lord God, I have decided to take action in my life to serve You with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I love You! I pray now for Your peace to fill my being at all times. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer with Your “Yes.” I’m experiencing Your peace now as I pray. In the Name of the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus, Amen!!!


There is a powerful statement of God’s response to our move toward Him found in Romans 10:1-15. The Apostle Paul quotes from his Hebrew Bible the words of the Prophet Joel, “Whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved” (Joel 2:32a). I’ve just taken the time to read chapter two of Joel (click here).

For over 60 years I’ve been telling everybody who will listen to me that I refuse to make it complicated to be saved. It’s so very simple…just call on the Lord. The 100 Huntley Street telecast has produced a very powerful TV documentary on the life of Michael “Bull” Roberts, a career criminal who did just that while lying on a hotel room floor. The Lord responded to this man who had suffered terrible abuse as a child and was declared criminally insane at 16. When he cried out to God, he experienced true love for the first time in his life. HERE is a trailer for that documentary.

Yours, because as a 16-year-old I called on the Name of the Lord and was “saved,”


Remains of grandeur at the east end of the Roman Agora (marketplace) in Athens that once lead to the Temple of Ares. The Bible teaches that the one true God dwells in our hearts since Jesus came and not in temples made with hands. It was in Athens, surrounded by magnificent temples, that the Apostle Paul said “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 17:24).

Looking over the fence into the Roman Ancient Agora where the Temple of Ares was located. Just next door to the Agora is Mars Hill (or Areopagus, “Hill Of Ares”), where Paul delivered his message to the Athenians (Acts 17:22-31).

11 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 28, 2023

  1. I am requesting prayer from fellow bloggers.
    My husband had a stroke Monday morning.
    There is a blood clot in his brain, it is partially
    blocking blood flow. He is experiencing brain
    fog and is not able to respond quickly.

    • Praying for Selma’s husband. Father, in Jesus Name, touch this man mightily and restore a healthy pathway for blood flow. Strengthen him in every way and be glorified through this healing. Amen and amen.

    • Praying for the Lord’s healing touch on your husband and strength and comfort for you,Selma. In Jesus holy name ,Amen 🙏🏼

  2. Lord of Heaven and earth;
    I come to You on behalf of Selma and her husband. You are the great physician! Have mercy on this couple and touch him, as only You can. Heal his body, remove that blockage and fill both of them with Your peace.

    Thank you, Lord for your goodness, mercy and faithfulness.

  3. Amen and i join Luisa in prayer for selma and her husband. I pray her prayer for them
    “Lord of heaven and earth:
    I come to you on behalf of Selma and her husband
    You are the great physician! Have mercy on this couple and touch him, as only you can. Heal his body, remove that blockage and fill them with your peace.
    Thank you Lord for your goodness, mercy and faithfulness.” Amen

    • I am joining in prayer with Luisa and HJR and Doreen and everyone else, for Selma’s husband, Lord may he be healed and may they both feel Your loving presence and touch.

  4. In total agreement with the prayers for Selma’s husband, in Jesus’ name.

    Some recommended readings as we approach Dominion Day:
    The first is from John Robson and the second from Michael Youssef.

    John Robson: Celebrate Dominion (Canada) Day With Gratitude and Drop the Anti-Canadian Propaganda

  5. Selma I am so sorry to hear this news about your husband. However I know that our Saviour is able to heal him.
    I am agreeing with the others prayers and lifting him up to the Lord in prayer. I am also praying for you my dear that he will give you a calm spirit.

  6. Amen to the comments and prayer requests above coming into an agreement with the bloggers above and believing God for a miracle and a healing amen 🙏✝️

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