June 28, 2015
In today’s QT, Athaliah is caught in the temple of the LORD and killed in the palace. They didn’t kill him in the temple of the LORD because Jehoiada said she must not be killed in the temple of the LORD. Jehoiada then makes a covenant between the LORD and the newly appointed king and the people that they would be LORD’s people. Through this new convent and new start, the people head over to the temple of Baal and destroy it just after killing the priest of Baal in front of their alters. The king then sat on the throne. People were happy, and the city was quiet because Athaliah was gone. Joash the king was 7 years old when he began to reign.
I kind of know that people are going to screw up again, and they’re going to start worshipping idols again, even after today’s breakthrough of making a new covenant with the LORD and breaking down Baal. But as much as that future failure is almost inevitable, the people now are happy, and the LORD is probably happy with the people at least for the time being. And it’s up to the people to keep this going as long as possible.
I think God has heard my prayers, and threw me a bone the other day, to help me save me from myself. And it’s really helping me a lot. I’m with Him when I wake up, and with Him before I go to sleep. And what I used to idolize that been brought down below Jesus. I have been in such wonderful state of faith before, but somehow I drop off after a certain point. I’d like to believe that I can stay like this for the rest of my life, but I know that’s not possible. But that’s okay, because Jesus raises me back up, and covers me with his blood. What’s important right now is being with Him in the now and through out the day.
Application: continue reading Mark throughout the day