June 12 “Do you envy the prosperity of the wicked?”

prosperity of the wicked

Why bother doing what’s right? Do you ever respond that way when you look around and see the prosperity of the wicked? Those where the Psalmist’s thoughts. But things are not always as they seem …

Today’s Readings:
2 Kings 11-13
Psalm 73.1-9
Proverbs 18.16-17
John 19.23-42

2 Kings 11-13:

God is faithful

Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, had been her son’s counselor (2 Chron. 22.3-4), leading him in the worship of Baal. After his death she was anxious to grab power and see to it that Baal worship continued in Judah. So much so, that she was willing to kill her own grandchildren!

Athaliah didn’t just want Baal worship allowed, she wanted it sanctioned by the one in control.

As I listen to the news and hear the homosexual, gay-marriage, pro-abortion and other anti-God proponents, like Athaliah, they are not happy to be allowed the freedom to make their personal choices. They want the sanction of government and society, in general. Continue reading