Time: 7:29 AM
Weather: Looks rainy and gloomy
Readings: 2 Kings, chapters 11-15
“Then Jehoahaz prayed for a softening of God’s anger, and God listened. He realized how wretched Israel had become under the brutalities of the king of Aram. So God provided a savior for Israel who brought them out from under Aram’s oppression. The children of Israel were again able to live at peace in their own homes. But it didn’t make any difference: They still didn’t change their lives, didn’t turn away from the Jeroboam-sins that now characterized Israel, including the sex-and-religion shrines of Asherah still flourishing in Samaria.”
2 Kings 13:4-6
- 2 Kings is a dark book… there is a lot of evil and not a lot of hopeful things are being done in Israel. In this verse it shows how, once again, the Israelites are not faithful to God. No matter what God does for them they continue to choose to worship other idols.
- I am thankful that God continued to love them, even when they continuously didn’t obey Him.
Once again I’m off today, but I have a lot to get done! I pray that God keeps me focused and productive and allows me to be a light to everyone I come in contact with.