Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Doing Damage

July 15, 2008

2 Kings 17:14-18 ESV
(14) But they would not listen, but were stubborn, as their fathers had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
(15) They despised his statutes and his covenant that he made with their fathers and the warnings that he gave them. They went after false idols and became false, and they followed the nations that were around them, concerning whom the LORD had commanded them that they should not do like them.
(16) And they abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made for themselves metal images of two calves; and they made anAsherah and worshiped all the host of heaven and served Baal.
(17) And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
(18) Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.

When you do not walk the way that God has asked you to, bad things result. Just ask the kingdom of Israel. When Israel was split, Judah followed God and they did not. Now after years of ignoring what God was trying to tell them, He stepped back and let the nations take over like He had promised.

If you try to ignore God by doing bad things, immoral sex, drugs, etc., then God will have no choice but to let the things you do destroy you. It was your choice to begin with.

Read through the Bible in historical order in one year


2 Chronicles 28:1-27, 2 Kings 16:1-17:41

Isaiah 13:1-17:14

Visit http://dailydevotionbob.blogspot.com/ for more tools and sign up for mailing list