IMPLICATION OF KEEPING BAD ASSOCIATION

IMPLICATION OF KEEPING BAD ASSOCIATION

King Rehoboam succeeded his father Solomon as a king of Israel, but he quickly followed wrong counsels and lost credibility with his citizens.

Therefore, he lost more than 70% of his kingdom to someone who had no royal blood.

The scripture reported,

“…And Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.’” (2 Chronicles 10:3-4). “So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had directed, saying, ‘Come back to me the third day.’

Then the king answered them roughly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders, and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, ‘My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!’”(12-14).

“Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: ‘What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to your tents, O Israel! Now see to your own house, O David!’ So all Israel departed to their tents” (2 Chronicles 10:16)

Lesson on Association

Wrong association corrupts good people; children of God must avoid relationship that may affect their standing with God.

Ungodly people may care less about meeting God’s expectations; they may also care less about any eternal consequence that is attached with a sinful act.

Ungodly people may pursue human feelings and selfish desires. Meanwhile, we (God’s children) are obligated to put God first in whatever we do.

We are trained to prioritize obedience to God above any human desire! Since we do not share common values with unbelievers, we cannot afford to follow their footsteps.

Instead, we must remain steadfast with bible principles, so that God can be glorified in our lives.

Pray for Grace to Walk with Godly People

Dear God, please help me not to keep ungodly relationship, but help me to maintain relationship with godly people.

Enable me to appreciate Christian values and practice them. Empower me through your Holy Spirit to keep relationships that respect your commandments.

Do not let me follow bad examples, but help me to be faithful to you, so that I can be fit to receive your blessings always.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

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Nation that Honor God is Secured

Nation that Honor God is Secured

God promised to correct self-sufficient nations that solely believe in human knowledge and military strength for their means of security, who honors Him not.

God warned through his prophet that nations that fail to honor him will suffer.

 

warriorGod said,

 

“Woe to the land of whirring wings along the rivers of Cush, which sends envoys by sea in papyrus boats over the water. Go, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech,  whose land is divided by rivers.

All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it.

This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place,
like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”

For, before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the shoots with pruning knives, and cut down and take away the spreading branches.” (Isaiah 18:1-5 NIV).

 

Lesson on God Honors

 

assassination-attempt-268910_640God honors His name, and He expects every human to honor Him as well.

The Creator will suppress any individual or a group of people that fail to duly recognize him.

Also, a nation that fails to put God first in their practices will stumble.

The heavenly Father hates arrogant looks and prideful hearts – whether it comes from a person or a nation.

championAll people should submit to God and duly honor his name.

People and nations must put God first in their practices so that the Creator can bless them.

In addition, no child of God should be self-sufficient, but we must all submit at the feet of the Creator and satisfy him with praises.

God’s blessings will pursue his faithful children that honor Him.

 

Prayer to Honor God

 

 

Dear heavenly God, you are the first and the last; you are the final authority, and no one can question you.

My life goal is to hands-1201826_640be humble before you and give you due honor. Please give me the grace to do so.

Empower me to arrogate every victory I have to the praise of your name.

 

I also pray that you will enlighten people to realize the greatness of your power over their situations so that they can praise you.
For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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