August 4, 2017: SOAP #2801: 2Kings 22; 2Chronicles 34; John 6 Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 22:13 “Go and enquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD's anger that burns against us because our fathers have [...]
August 4, 2017: SOAP #2801: 2Kings 22; 2Chronicles 34; John 6
Scripture: 2Kings (NIV) 22:13 “Go and enquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD's anger that burns against us because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us.”
19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD 20 Therefore I will gather you to your fathers, and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.'” So, they took her answer back to the king.
Observation: Josiah set about repairing the temple. Those doing the work in the temple, found the book of the Law. Josiah was alarmed for he knew of the wickedness of Manasseh and his father. He sent to the prophetess Huldah to see if God would hold them accountable for those sins. Yes, judgment would come, but because King Josiah's heart was right before the Lord, disaster would be postponed but not removed.
Application: If God held Judah accountable for the sins during King Manasseh's reign by allowing the Babylonians to conquer them if God held the USA accountable for 388,000 slaves received from Africa, (a number that grew to 3,953,696 by the 1860) by allowing a Civil War claiming 359,528 causalities surely, we can expect the same God to hold us accountable for the 51,888,303 abortions (1970-2013) of children carrying the image of Creator God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your patience and grace allow us a few more days to reach as many souls as possible. Holy Spirit, equip and anoint us to reach the lost. Amen
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