As a nation we will answer to God for our failure to defend the fatherless. Pray that our nation as a whole and our leaders, in particular, would repent and change. In the meantime, let’s commit to do all we can for the most innocent and helpless of the fatherless, our unborn babies.
2 Chronicles 19 & 20:
Rebuked by God for the people he associated with
Verses 19.1-2, “Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned safely to his house in Jerusalem. And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, ‘Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you.'”
Here was a man who loved God and obeyed Him in many areas, but God was greatly displeased with him because of the people he associated with!
But, notice that he didn’t respond to the prophet in pride or anger. It appears he had a teachable attitude. I believe he repented and recommitted himself to doing God’s will.
God still corrects and rebukes His children through the reading and preaching of the Word and, at times, through people. How do you respond when rebuked by God? Continue reading