Friday, July 5, 2019

A LOYAL HEART

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 25

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Zion Gate is located in the southern part of the Old City. This gate was used by the Israel Defense Forces in 1967 to enter and capture the Old City. The stones surrounding the gate are still pockmarked by weapons fire. This entrance leads to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 25:2

And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal heart.

 

What can we learn from King Amaziah? Loyalty to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and loyalty one to another as fellow believers in Christ is so very important. This could be described as true friendship. Loyalty says, “You can count on me to be true to you, to be there for you, to do my best to serve you in good times and bad, in sickness and in health.” This is sounding like the marriage vows. Well…maybe that’s not far off. The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:25-27 that we men are to love our wives as Christ loved the Church. According to the book called “The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” there are three kinds of believers in the church: hot, cold, and lukewarm. Revelation 3:14-22 would be a good New Testament reading for today.

Even after his initial disobedience, God gave Amaziah other chances. He sent a prophet to him and Amaziah listened to him, but he soon fell away again. As we read this, God may be calling us to repentance once again. Let’s hear His voice and obey!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, Your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ, modelled true loyalty. I pray for that kind of 100% loyalty to You and to all those to whom I’ve given my word of commitment. Please forgive me for those times when my love for You and others is less than hot (lukewarm). I repent and trust You for the fire of Your Spirit to burn white hot within me every day. In Jesus’ Name I ask for the blessing of true loyalty, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Through the years I’ve trusted God for the blessing of loyalty. Loyalty works both ways. I am loyal to God, to my family, to my church, to my community, to my country, and also to my blog readers. Yes, that’s you I’m writing about! You are in my heart as my new extended family. I’m so very thankful to God for you. I want the very best for you. I pray by name from time to time for all who respond to this blog in writing in the same way I pray for my family members, for the leaders of the Crossroads ministry, for my neighbours of the last 60 years. It always amazes me how I can remember names when I pray. I believe God brings names to my mind. Of course, when I say those names before God my memories stay fresh.

I ask for the prayers of all who read this blog…for me, my family, and for the Crossroads ministry team members in particular.

Yours for the fire of the Holy Spirit within us, keeping us “HOT” with a loyal heart!

David

Just outside the Zion Gate, the Lion of Judah is symbolized on the Jerusalem flag.

9 thoughts on “Friday, July 5, 2019

  1. A really hot one here in S Ontario today. Must take it easy! I am always surprised when I read of folk hearing from God & being blessed by Him & then to see them turn to other Gods. Can’t imagine someone taking idols from & temple & worshiping them. How could you possibly give incense to an inanimate object?

  2. Thank you for your prayers Lorna Handy my wife and I. Sit each morning reading the daily blog. Thank you for your prayers and thank you for the words received by this blog. In Jesus name I pray amen.

  3. I loved David’s comment about praying for us blog friends, it is great that we still hold each up one who needs pray. I thank you friends for the many times you have prayed for my requests.
    I wondered the same thing as you Doreen, then it came to me, do I sometimes forgot how much I am blessed even through all the trials.
    Dear Lord help me to be always to put YOU first in everything, Amen
    Indeed it is going to be extremely hot today in S Ont. Hope you all have air conditioning. Blessings to all Eleanor M.

  4. Yes, it blesses me to think that David prayed for us bloggers along with his family and others. I know I felt the effects of his prayers. His blog about loyalty speaks to me this morning Lord You are the potter and we are the clay. It is a very hot day here too in the Maritimes. Keep cool saints!

  5. I usually listen to the audio Bible reading,then read and meditate on that reading. I wish to thank Ron for continuing on with this blog. I shall continue to do so as long as I am capable. Also , my fervent desire and prayers are that all bloggers and readers of God’s holy word, pray that Anne, Ron and family be given peace, that the doctors be given skill and wisdom, and for her complete recovery.

  6. AMEN to “Blessed” ‘s prayers for Anne, Ron and the family with regard ti her complete healing of her cancer

  7. God is good all the time, all the time is good.
    Liked reading all your comments today. I’m in agreement with you all.

  8. Blessings to all, don’t know if anyone is reading at this time…..
    pray that the Minister for Seniors in Canada will look into increasing the Pensions; many seniors living in poverty, pray the government gets their priorities right with God….IT IS RAINING, THANK YOU LORD,
    Bless all who are travelling, bless families, bless those who keep the peace, bless parents and grandparents Thank You Lord in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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