July 9 “Do you know your spiritual gifts?”

spiritual gifts

All believers receive spiritual gifts at the time of salvation. Do you know your spiritual gifts and are you using them for God’s glory?

Today’s Readings:
2 Chronicles 13 & 14
Psalm 81.1-5
Proverbs 20.22-23
Acts 15.22-41

2 Chronicles 13 & 14:

With many or with those who have no power

In these and the next two chapters we have the history of Abijah and Asa, two good kings over Judah. God gave both of them great military victories because they relied on Him against great odds. Unfortunately, we will see in tomorrow’s reading that Asa didn’t finish so well. At the end of his life and reign he chose to rely on the help of man, in this case the Syrians, instead of crying out to God as in the past. But in today’s reading we see great examples of what God will do when we put our faith and trust in Him.

prayer

Reread Asa’s prayer in 14.11:

11 And Asa cried out to the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!” Continue reading