II SAMUEL & I KINGS
|What a beautiful day is setting up outside today. My how things are looking like it will be a day of blessings. I'm praying: "Shew me a token for good". I'm in II Samuel and I Kings, and I want to share just a few thoughts today. Here they are:|
1) INSPIRATION- God moved upon Holy men of old. That is how the New Testament describes the process whereby we got the Word of God. Here is what it says in II Samuel 23:2- "The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue." This is exactly the process of Inspiration the New Testament describes! God did not just speak it into their minds, God put the words upon their tongues to speak. God does not trust the corrupt mind of man, so He puts His words on their tongue! Glory to God!! We have an Inspired and Preserved Word of God!!
2) KEEP THE CHARGE OF THE LORD- This phrase, found in I Kings 2:3, occurs five times in the Old Testament. It is like Jesus saying: "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (Jn. 14:15) WE are to keep God's Word to the very best of our ability!
3) AHAB THE WICKED MAN- In I Kings 16, we see Ahab, the son of Omri, set up as king over Israel. In verse 30 it says: "... did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him." He married "Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him." (vs. 31) And, in Verse 33- "Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him." He even rebuilt Jericho which God had cursed! The curse was that who ever rebuilt it would lose his firstborn in the foundation of the city, and lose his last son in the setting up of the gates. In other words, his sons would die in the building process and sure enough, verse 34 describes that God did keep His word and these things happened for the city was cursed by God. Let us not be this kind of man.
Well, that's all I'm typing for today. You have a wonderful day in the LORD.
Pastor Mike Mutchler