Bible in 365 Days – Day 210

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Focus Chapters:

  • 2 Kings 21:1-9
  • 2 Chronicles 33:1-9
  • 2 Kings 21:10-17
  • 2 Chronicles 33:10-19
  • 2 Kings 21:18
  • 2 Chronicles 33:20
  • 2 Kings 21:19-26
  • 2 Chronicles 33:21-25
  • 2 Kings 22:1-2
  • 2 Chronicles 34:1-7
  • Jeremiah 1
  • Jeremiah 2:1-22

 

Standout Verse(s):

Jeremiah 1:5‭-‬8 NLT

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” “O Sovereign Lord ,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!” The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord , have spoken!”

 

Observation (s):

  1. God ordained and set Jeremiah apart for a specific purpose before he was even born.

    “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

  2. God guarantees that He will guide you, when He appoints us to fulfil our purpose. We have no need to fear.

    “O Sovereign Lord ,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!” The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord , have spoken!”

     

Application:

God knew and ordained Jeremiah as His prophet before he was even born.

Life can get so confusing and hard at times. Despite this confusion, I can’t help but feel comforted when I hear that I was created for a specific purpose. It takes some of the fear and anxiety of the process, knowing that God is beside me every step of the way. Imagine, if you are ordained and following the plan, God laid out for you, you have no reason to fear or doubt. Your age doesn’t matter. Look how God guided young Samuel and Josiah. Your personal ineptitudes doesn’t matter either. Moses had a stutter but with God by his side, he became a great leader.

Don’t be afraid. You are ordained and God is with you and will guide you through anything He has ordained you to do.


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Bible in 365 Days – Day 165

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Focus Chapters:

  • 2 Kings 1-2
  • 1 Kings 22:41-49
  • 2 Chronicles 20:31-37
  • 1 Kings 22:50
  • 2 Chronicles 21:1-4
  • 2 Kings 8:16-22
  • 2 Chronicles 21:5-7

 

Standout Verse(s):

THE ACTION

2 Chronicles 20:35-36 NLT

Some time later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who was very wicked. Together they built a fleet of trading ships at the port of Ezion-geber.

 

THE REACTION

2 Chronicles 20:37 NLT

Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu from Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat. He said, “Because you have allied yourself with King Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy your work.” So the ships met with disaster and never put out to sea.

Observation (s):

  1. King Jehoshaphat made an alliance with King Ahaziah, a man the Lord deemed as wicked.

    Some time later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who was very wicked.

  2. Together, they built a fleet of ships that would have been a great blessing to Israel.

    Together they built a fleet of trading ships at the port of Ezion-geber.

  3. Because of the unholy alliance, God destroyed King Jehoshaphat’s work. The ships’ potential was extinguished.

    He said, “Because you have allied yourself with King Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy your work.” So the ships met with disaster and never put out to sea.

     

Application:

The Bible describes King Ahaziah of Israel as wicked. Yet, King Jehoshaphat of Judah a God-fearing man chose to enter into an alliance with him. Together they invested into an endeavor that would have made Israel richer. They built a fleet of trading ships. However, the alliance was not approved or ordained by God! Therefore, God turned what had the potential to be a great blessing into a disaster. The ships, with so much promise, never left the harbor. The Lord destroyed King Jehoshaphat’s work because of the wicked person he chose to ally with in order to achieve his work.

Do a personal audit. Are the persons you are allying with approved by God? Your unordained alliances can block or revoke your blessings. Choose your alliances wisely!


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