MORNINGTIME 2982

by Benjamin Munsell on December 27, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2982
 
Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord , BUT NOT WITH A PERFECT HEART. Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that HE BROUGHT THE GODS OF the children of SEIR, and set them up to be his gods, AND BOWED DOWN HIMSELF BEFORE THEM, and burned incense unto them. Wherefore THE ANGER OF THE LORD WAS KINDLED AGAINST AMAZIAH, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand? Now after the time that AMAZIAH DID TURN AWAY FROM FOLLOWING THE LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; AND he fled to Lachish: but THEY sent to Lachish after him, and SLEW HIM there. 2 Chronicles 25:1-2,14-15,27. It's a long story and the short version is, King Amaziah started off following the Lord, AND NEVER DEALT WITH SECRET SIN still hidden in his heart. The Lord, in His Mercy and Grace, sent a Prophet to warn the King, but King Amaziah still would not listen. The Kings bad "heart attitude" festered unto disobedience and the worshiping of false gods. King Amaziah would not deal with his secret sin, so the Lord took him out of the way, and he died. No scare tactics here, just a question. Do you have any secret sin still in your heart?  Right here, the sin is not the problem, it's the NOT WILLING TO DEAL WITH THAT SIN, that will get you into trouble. The Lord, in His Mercy, may send a friend to tell you something in your life just isn't right. Will you listen? Will you take it before the Lord and ask for His Help? Or just ignore it, and it takes you down? Time is too short to fool around with secrete sin. Get Serious, get free of it, listen to and Obey the Leading of the Holy Spirit, and, Be Blessed.
 
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