July 24

2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22; Romans 8:26-39; Psalm 18:37-50; Proverbs 19:27-29

What does evil look like to God? Most times we define evil as doing heinous acts that bring great harm and devastation to people. Yet, when God speaks of evil He uses a different definition.

Rehoboam was considered evil in God’s eyes. What was his crime? “He did not seek the Lord with all his heart.” This King who walked in the line of King David, committed great evil because he departed from the example of his grandfather, David, by letting his heart be stolen away from the Lord. We focus on the evil actions but God focuses on the root cause. The root cause of evil is letting your heart turn from God. At that point, anything is possible. 

Evil is not necessarily what you do wrong, it can also be what you don’t do that is right. In other words, those things that you omit. Don’t allow yourself to slide into evil or sin by letting your heart turn from God. Keep seeking Him daily and God will guide you daily. 

Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14; Romans 9:1-24; Psalm 19:1-14; Proverbs 20:1

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