Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017: 2 Kings 13-14; John 2 ~ Deena

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 13-14; John 2

This is from a Proverbs 31 Ministries devotional by Renee Swope:

Why did I keep making the same mistake? Here I was again hurt by someone else’s disapproval of me, and aching with sadness over the things they’d said about me.

During a challenging season in my life, God had to teach me some hard lessons and show me how dangerous it is to seek acceptance from people over God’s acceptance of me.

I remember reading in John Chapter 2 about a time when Jesus was performing miracles and people were believing in Him. Scripture says Jesus would not entrust Himself to people because He knew their hearts.  It taught me that people’s opinions come and go, but that I needed to seek only God’s approval.

The only approval we can count on is God’s.  It’s not based on who we are or what we can do, but on who He is and what He did for us through Christ.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Kings 15-16; John 3:1-18


kjad said...

In 2 Kings we keep reading about the many kings that failed, and although this makes God angry, God still loves His people and shows them compassion. God's love for us is everlasting!

Nathan Reimer said...

2 Kings 13:21
And as a man was being buried, behold, a marauding band was seen and the man was thrown into the grave of Elisha, and as soon as the man touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.

An amazing miracle, and one I don't remember from reading through this book before. Would have been amazing to see this happen, praise God!

Tammy Reimer said...

God knows our hearts - we cannot fool Him! He knows who comes to Him for who He is, instead of what He can do for them.