Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17th: 2 Kings 10:1-17, 2 Chronicles 22:8-9, 2 Kings 10:18-11:3, 2 Chronicles 22:10-12, 2 Kings 11:4-12, 2 Chronicles 23:1-11 ~ Conrad

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: 2 Kings 10:1-17, 2 Chronicles 22:8-9, 2 Kings 10:18-11:3, 2 Chronicles 22:10-12, 2 Kings 11:4-12, 2 Chronicles 23:1-11

Today I'm going to concentrate on the passage from 2 Kings chapter 10.

Jehu is on a mission.  He is determined to wipe out all Baal worship throughout Israel.  To do so, he calls for an assembly in honor of Baal so that all the Baal ministers throughout the land would come and be present for this special occasion.  Jehu told the Baal ministers to look around to ensure that there would not be any servants of the Lord present.  When he is certain that only Baal worshipers are present the celebration begins.

 For the Baal worshipers this all seemed like a great idea; perhaps the feeling of something new and exciting with a new leader!  This idea that was presented and packaged up as something special, turned out to be deadly when unfolded - literally.  Jehu was deceiving to the Baal worshipers in order to execute his plan.

The same can happen to us a Christians.  Everyday we are presented with "gifts" or "celebrations" from satan, as he attempts to deceive us.  We need to be careful not to fall into his trap.

"Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you, lover her and she will watch over you." Proverbs 4:6

We need protection from satan's empty promises, and that protection comes with wisdom which comes from the Lord.  May we keep His commands wrapped around our hearts so that we can truly live.


Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage2 Kings 11:13-16, 2 Chronicles 23:12-15, 2 Kings 11:17-21, 2 Chronicles 23:16-21, 2 Kings 12:1-16, 2 Chronicles 24:1-22, 2 Kings 10:32-36, 2 Kings 13:1-11

2 comments:

Tammy Reimer said...

It's interesting, and sad, that Jehu, though acting as an instrument of justice (sometimes going overboard - see 2 King's 10:11 and Hosea 1:4-5), did not remove the golden calves in Bethel. It seems that he, like Jeroboam before him, was motivated more by the political rather than the spiritual. A reminder that just because we are doing some good works for God, we still need to make sure our hearts are pure and that we're not ignoring our own sin.

Nathan Reimer said...

I pray especially for wisdom for those around me and for myself, that we would not fall for Satan's tricks by how he deceives us.