And Jehovah, the God of their fathers, sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending, because he had compassion his people and on his dwelling place:16 but they mocked the messengers of God and despised his words, and scoffed at the
prophets, until the wrath of Jehovah arose against his people, til there was no more remedy.
2 Chronicles 36:15-16
I was a pretty obedient child, even aside from the genetics of it all I loved my mom and had great reverence for dad ... I would even say that I had a healthy fear of him.
One summer morning when I was about 8 I started the day with a chore before I went to play. My friend Randy had matchbox cars that were the best and I hated that I had to clean the garage door before I got to play. I proceeded to hurry through the chore and to asked my mom to inspect my work. My first inspection did not go well and she said I had to do much better. She came back around the second time, checked the door out and said there were many spots that I had left, I was frustrated and informed her that I would do it once more and if it wasn't good enough "she could do it herself!"
...oh my gosh... I heard this big voice say "Excuse me son" and I almost peed my pants. My father was home and had heard me in all my disobedience. He walked slowly over to me and looked down as if to say "you poor pitiful child you know not what you do...."
Can you just envision how God looks down at us when we go "our own way" or choose not to do what we are called to do.
God persistently sent messengers because HE HAD COMPASSION on his people and on his dwelling place - but they mocked and scoffed at his prophets
God is always anxious for us to turn back to Him. Our Love and submission is and should be our response to Him, all He has done all He is doing...
Daily Battle Order:
What task, chore, duty etc. have you not done or do half way? (identify those)
Let us bring Glory to our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ in what we do.
Fri, Apr 14
The Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga give us pivotal stories of battle that provide lessons for each of us as Kingdom men in our own battles today. Join us for great meals, campfire discussions and a day on the actual battlefields.