Today’s Reading – 1 Kings Chapter 17-19
Some time later the brook dried up
because there had been no rain in the land.
I Kings 17:7
A disclaimer: I really like Elijah. Just ask some of my former colleagues.
I just seem to relate to him on so many levels.
Today’s highlighted scripture is one place.
Elijah is directed to a ravine and in that place he is cared for by God.
He has water to drink and food to eat and all of his needs are being met.
He has been faithful to God in all his actions . . .
and then . . .
ever been in one of those “and then” moments?
The brook dries up.
What has he done?
Oh, but wait, there is a drought in the land.
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to King Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” I Kings 17:1
No Rain. No Brook.
How often we miss that the brooks that run dry in our life are all part of God’s plan. A plan to move us on and to grow and prosper us.
Be thankful for the brooks in your life and be ready to rejoice when the run dry!
Tomorrow’s Reading – I Kings Chapters 20-21
Today’s Reading – 1 Kings Chapter 16 and 2 Chronicles Chapter 17
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals, but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel. 2 Chronicles 17:3-4
Ever play the game what is missing?
Two seemingly identical pictures with small difference.
That is the story of the kings in the Old Testament.
Repeating images and stories of kings, but with one difference.
Some chose to follow the ways of God and to honor Him in all ways.
Some prospered and lived long lives – a type of “happily ever after.”
Which image are you repeating?
Whose image are you replicating in your life?
Tomorrow’s Reading – 1 Kings Chapter 17-19
Today’s Reading – 1 Kings Chapters 15 and 2 Chronicles Chapters 13-16
Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.
2 Chronicles 14:2
A good start and a weak finish. That is the story of King Asa.
Not the way to be remembered.
The reality is the same today as it has always been . . .
it is not how you start, but how you finish.
Regardless of your past, it is still your choice.
Regardless of your start, How will you finish?
Tomorrow’s Reading – 1 Kings Chapter 16 and 2 Chronicles Chapter 17