July 29

2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28; Romans 12:1-21; Psalm 22:19-31; Proverbs 20:8-10

Did you know that there is something worth more than money? There actually is. It’s called the Favor of God! Amaziah learned a powerful lesson about this. He had paid some soldiers to come and fight along side his troops. He contracted them and gave them his expectations. He paid them in full and right when they were about to engage in the battle, the man of God came and challenged King Amaziah not to use people who did not have God’s favor on them.

At first all Amaziah could see was that they had already been paid in full! The prophet helped him gain a new perspective by saying, “The Lord is able to give you much more than this” (2 Chronicles 25:9). In other words, whatever you spent on troops is nothing compared to what God will bless you with.

Almost daily we are called to choose between God’s favor and money! Culture tempts us to trust in bank accounts and economics but God nudges us to just obey Him and allow His favor to take us where money can’t! Some of us will obey God in every area, except with finances. Yet, this is the area where many of us need the favor of God. Take a lesson from Amaziah. God is well able to give you more than this!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27; Romans 13:1-14; Psalm 23:1-6; Proverbs 20:11

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