June 16

1 Kings 15:25-17:24; Acts 10:24-48; Psalm 134:1-3; Proverbs 17:9-11

Disobedience is a destabilizing force. In the same way that generational blessings can be passed down, so can generational curses/sins. (This is not saying that the blood of Jesus cannot cleanse it. It is a recognition that once sin has entered a natural bloodline, there is a tendency towards a certain type of sin).

For the Kings of Israel, they wrestled with rebellion. King after king was put in place to lead Israel and each one walked in the sins of Jeroboam. One king arose and he met an untimely demise. Another arose and his reign was cut short. And, at each point, the Bible references how it was in the reign of King Asa (a descendant of David whose heart was perfect towards God). He continued to rule in Jerusalem while the northern tribes were in constant change.

You are the only one who can control if sin will run your life. “Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.” (Romans 6:12) Don’t let sin cause instability in your life. Are relationships failing around you? Is it difficult to keep employment? Are your finances constantly in disarray? Check your private life and see if there are areas where you are letting sin reign instead of righteousness! Root it out today and build your life on the Solid Rock who is Jesus!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 18:1-46; Acts 11:1-30; Psalm 135:1-21; Proverbs 17:12-13

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