Picture of Contrasts
Today's reading: 1 Kings 15:25-16:28
Today we meet and learn about a number of the kings of Israel (Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, and Omri) who reigned during the same time frame as Asa. The sinful thinking and actions of these kings contrasted starkly with the thinking and actions of Asa, who was making decisions and leading the people of Judah with God at the forefront. Although it was a bit of a sad read, it was good in that it put before me the reminder of what we're all capable of when our focus and our goals have nothing to do with God.
Think back over the past couple of months. What's the impact on your thinking and actions when you're intentional about spending time with God in His Word? What's one lesson you learned about living for self from the kings of Israel in today's passage? Tami
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