Today's Reading: 2 Chronicles 23
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 23:16
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, the people and the king that they should be the Lord's people.
In the midst of a record of ungodliness and the self-seeking lives of the Israelites, our key verse stands out like a jewel. In one of the darkest periods of Israel's history, it's encouraging to find leaders who are faithful to the true God. The actions of the priest, Jehoiada, along with Jehoshabeth, reveal a bedrock confidence in the faithfulness of God. They had not rescued Joash for selfish purposes; instead they had a deep desire to see the people brought back to a relationship with God. The influence exerted by this God-fearing pair resulted in the nation being raised from the depths to which it had fallen.
We need to look beyond our present circumstances to the living God. In our day, spiritual renewal will become a reality when we, as individuals, are willing to risk all in a fresh covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, grant us the grace to commit to a renewed covenant with You today and every day. We ask for Your Holy Spirit to enable us to risk all for You. In Your Name we pray, Amen!
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