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.
Can being unequally yoked in marriage, in business, and in our close friendships affect our walk with God?
With all the evil in the world, can believers still turn the world upside down?
2 Chronicles 19 & 20
Unborn Babies, Ungodly Friends & Turning the World Upside Down
Our Failure to Defend the Fatherless
The word “god” here refers to world leaders. All authority comes from Him and ultimately all the world’s leaders will answer to Him. This phrase from our reading in 2 Chronicles comes to mind, “Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD … therefore, let the fear of the LORD be upon you.”
Verse 3 says, “Defend the poor and fatherless …” If there is any area where our leaders, the political movers and shakers, the media, and people as a whole, have lost any fear of the Lord, it’s in this area.
We may be defending the poor, though not necessarily wisely, but we have horribly ignored the second part, that of defending the fatherless. Instead, as a nation, by making abortion a woman’s right, we have decided to simply destroy many of the “fatherless” as an inconvenience! Pray that the fear of God would once more rule our country!
Today’s Other Readings:
Rebuked by God for the People with Whom He Associated
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 with whom he associated! Continue reading