October 12, Reading 1 – 2 Kings 13:1-14:22


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SAA Notes

Jehoash is half-hearted with Elisha. He comes with great protestations. He treats Elisha as if he were very important to Israel’s future, but then is half-hearted in obeying Elisha’s command as the Lord’s prophet. James’ warning is apt. See James 1:5-8.

SJA Notes

* Dear Lord God, remember Your word to Your servant, in which You have made us hope.

“Then the man of God was angry with him, …”

We read another passage of scripture showing the ups and downs of the kings of Israel and Judah. Stories of broken people making broken apart-from-God decisions.

The sins of Jeroboam are far-reaching down through time. We still read of them here, many generations later!

It is a good reminder of the consequences of our actions, that we live in a world that suffers not only because it is broken, but because we are too!

We cannot get away from this.

What we do has importance for the here and now; how we act, what decisions we make.

As well, what we do has importance for the next generation, and onwards.

Not important for our own boasting, not because of our own strength or intellect or will – What we do is important because our King calls us to do as He commands. His word has the weight of importance as we carry out His will.

Obedience is not a robotic action – It is a conscious decision to do what Jesus tells us.

Praise God then, that because of what Jesus has won for us, the work of the Holy Spirit in us, the grace and mercy of the Father – We can please Him!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* God Above,

Thank You for making it possible for us, a sinful people, to have a personal relationship with You – the living and holy Almighty God.

Thank You that through Your power at work in us we are able to choose obedience, choose to walk the narrow road.

Thank You Father God!


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