Monday, June 30, 2008

Can you deceive God?

June 29, 2008

2 Chronicles 18:29-34 CEV
(29) Before they went into battle, Ahab said, "Jehoshaphat, I'll disguise myself, but you wear your royal robe." Ahab disguised himself and went into battle.
(30) The king of Syria had ordered his chariot commanders to attack only Ahab.
(31) So when they saw Jehoshaphat in his robe, they thought he was Ahab and started to attack him. But Jehoshaphat prayed, and the LORD made the Syrian soldiers stop.
(32) And when they realized he wasn't Ahab, they left him alone.
(33) However, during the fighting a soldier shot an arrow without even aiming, and it hit Ahab between two pieces of his armor. He shouted to his chariot driver, "I've been hit! Get me out of here!"
(34) The fighting lasted all day, with Ahab propped up in his chariot so he could see the Syrian troops. He stayed there until evening, and by sundown he was dead.

Deception is not cool. Not in people's eyes and definitely not in God's eyes. You can attempt it like Ahab did in today's verses. He choose to disguise himself knowing that the enemy was out to get him. If he could make another king look like the target he could escape.

But it just so happened that a random arrow hit him and killed him. As my pastor says, God plays with loaded dice. You may think you can escape him for a while but it is not going to be that way forever.

Do not deceive.


1 Kings 22:1-53

2 Chronicles 19:1-23:21

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