Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4 – 2 Kings 9-11

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from 2 Kings 9-11. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

Following God is not a halfhearted event. After becoming king Jehu purges the land of Ahab and all of his family. It is rather difficult event to read about; the killing of Ahab’s seventy sons, and how they were beheaded, and the heads piled into two piles. It is hard to read about that kind of death. It is easy then to turn to and watch the purification of the land. This is a noble thing. However, to purge the land, to follow God both were necessary. Unfortunately, Jehu did not go far enough. He did not completely remove all of the high places, especially the golden calves that Jeroboam erected in Bethel and Dan.

So let me ask you … have you purged your life completely? Are you in the process of doing so? What few things are you holding on to that you know you need to eradicate from your life that just continues to separate you from authentically and truly following God. 

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