Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1st: 2 Kings 17:5, 2 Kings 18:9, Isaiah 28, 2 Kings 17:6-23, 2 Kings 18:10-22, 2 Kings 17:24-41 ~ Conrad

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: 2 Kings 17:5, 2 Kings 18:9, Isaiah 28, 2 Kings 17:6-23, 2 Kings 18:10-22, 2 Kings 17:24-41

"The Israelites persisted in all the sins of Jeroboam and did not turn away from them".
2 Kings 17:22

In 2 Kings chapter 17 we read about how Israelites are exiled because of their sin.  The Israelites were called to repentance by turning from their evil ways (vs 13), but they would not listen (vs14).

For every action there's a reaction, and with sin there's a consequence.  No sin goes unpunished; the Israelites received punishment for their disobedience to God.  A scary point as I type this out and reflect on my own life......    

"But the Lord, who brought you up out of Egypt with mighty power and outstretched arm, is the one you must worship. To him you shall bow down and to him offer sacrifices."
2 Kings 17:36

Throughout Scripture we are invited to worship God, who is worthy to be praised.  We are to adore and give Him glory for all He has done.    

Without turning from every evil way, and keeping God's statutes, there can be no true godliness.  So why did Israel fall?  Because they did not follow the one true God.

This reading was a good reminder for me to continually praise God for what He has done for me, and to stay focused on Him and His commands.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Isaiah 1:1-4:6


Nathan Reimer said...

2 Kings 17:33
They worshiped the Lord, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.

A good reminder for me too, that I need to fully serve God, and not half serve and serve the world as well.

Tammy Reimer said...

God is so patient, but eventually justice will be served and we will all face the consequences for our decisions and actions. Without the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our consequences would be eternal exile. So thankful for His amazing mercy and grace.