May 1, 2015
So, I skipped yesterday’s QT, and looking back at it Jeroboam, who was the good one fell so hard, made golden calves and told his people to worship it instead of the LORD. Truly a disaster. On the other hand, Rehoboam who was the bad one, actually obeys God’s command this time when he was to not to go to war against the his brothers. I know that the overall theme of Kings is that Kings were doing whatever they thought was good, and that that was not good.
In today’s QT, a prophet rebukes the worship of false idols at the alter, and prophesied that the all the priests who are worshipping false idol will die, and they do. King Jeroboam tried to arrest him, his hands that pointed toward the prophet shriveled up, and had to ask the prophet to pray to the LORD to restore it. When he did, the king offered food and gift to the prophet, but the prophet refused for the LORD commanded him to not eat or drink there, and return the way he came.
The prophet, man of God, is awesome. I wish I can be more awesome like that. I’m much more like Jeroboam or Rehoboam than this man of God. This man is at peace. Jeroboam and Rehoboam are living in fear.
“Do not worry about anything, but with everything, by prayer and petition, present your request to God, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds” - Phillipians 4:6-7
Application: do not worry, and just believe