2 Kings 9:14-10:31; Acts 17:1-34; Psalm 144:1-15; Proverbs 17:27-28
God’s justice is not limited by our lifetimes. He will see that justice is done even after we have died. Naboth was viciously killed by Jezebel because Ahab wanted his vineyard. It was wrong and God judged it. At the time God said that Ahab, Jezebel and their entire family would be punished because of the injustice done to Naboth.
Like clock-work, God’s Word came to pass by the hand of King Jehu. You see, evil cannot win. In movies and TV shows, evil may win but not in a world where God lives. It may look like evil wins but when the dust settles evil loses every time. It may seem like it is taking some time but rest assured, God will not be mocked.
You may know of an injustice that happened to your family and there were some things unfairly taken. Don’t just let it go! You stand in faith that anything that was taken from your family line will be returned. Time does not matter to God. If it was taken unfairly from you or an ancestor, you believe God to get it back in your generation.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 10:32-12:21; Acts 18:1-22; Psalm 145:1-21; Proverbs 18:1
2 Kings 8:1-9:13; Acts 16:16-40; Psalm 143:1-12; Proverbs 17:26
You can never forget that God is a just God! He will never let your righteousness be taken advantage of. When you have lived your life for God, nothing is ever lost. God is a God of Recompense and you will always be repaid for anything that has been taken away.
The woman whose son had been brought back to life had left the area because of a famine. When she returned, her land was in someone else’s hands and they refused to give it back to her. She appealed to the king for her property. But something interesting was taking place when she entered the palace. Gehazi was telling the king about her and the miracle that Elisha performed.
Everything that she had lost was returned to her and even the profit from her crops was restored as well. Don’t ever accept that you have lost. God can and will turn it around in your favor. If you are willing to stand and believe God’s promises, He will even make the devil pay you interest. Purpose today that whatever was stolen from you will be recompensed 7 times. It must be so!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 9:14-10:31; Acts 17:1-34; Psalm 144:1-15; Proverbs 17:27-28
2 Kings 6:1-7:20; Acts 15:36-16:15; Psalm 142:1-7; Proverbs 17:24-25
How long does a turn-around take? Conventional wisdom says that we have to wait a respectable amount of time for a real change to take place. But, that is using human reasoning not the power of God.
Israel was besieged and resources were very scarce. It had become so bad that people were eating their children to survive. No solution was imminent and they could not wait for a turn-around. They needed God to intervene immediately!
Through His Prophet, God told the King that their economic plight would change within 24 hours. It seemed unbelievable and to some it was. But, what the Prophet said came true. God caused the Armenians to abandon their camp and flee. God knows where resources are that can meet your needs in abundance. Trust Him today to change your situation in one day. He can do it for you. Begin to expect God to be a God who answers quickly and you will see change manifest immediately.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 8:1-9:13; Acts 16:16-40; Psalm 143:1-12; Proverbs 17:26
2 Kings 4:18-5:27; Acts 15:1-35; Psalm 141:1-10; Proverbs 17:23
Miracles were a common occurrence in the Bible. God likes to demonstrate His power so that people will know that He is God. In a world where people are looking for something real, it is important that God is willing to show Himself in ways that people can acknowledge Him.
Naaman had leprosy. He thought it was incurable until his servant told him about the man of God who lived in Israel. Naaman went to the prophet but the prophet told him to go wash in the Jordan River. He saw this as an insult because of his high status. (You see, God uses the foolish things to confound the wise.)
Naaman obeyed the Prophet’s request and received his healing. He declared that Israel’s God was the true God. God can meet a doubter right where they are and show Himself as a miracle worker. As a Believer, you should expect miracles to follow you everywhere you go. Expect miracles in your life because you serve a God of miracles.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 6:1-7:20; Acts 15:36-16:15; Psalm 142:1-7; Proverbs 17:24-25
2 Kings 3:1-4:17; Acts 14:8-28; Psalm 140:1-13; Proverbs 17:22
If you have ever been in a situation when you did not have enough, the story of the widow touches a special place in your heart. Her husband had died and she was rearing her children alone. To make matters worse, she had debts that she couldn’t pay and that threatened her security.
Thank God that He will always send people into our lives to point us to His supernatural system of supply. The Man of God helped her see that even though she was in a desperate situation she was not completely destitute. She did have something that she could leverage.
So often we overlook what God has given us as a seed for our future. It does not take much for God to make abundance. Everything starts with a seed. She had to be willing to give in order for her to receive God’s supernatural supply. For whatever lack you may be facing, look around and see what you have. Start there and watch how God can bless it and multiply it abundantly. This woman’s need was met and yours will be too!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 4:18-5:27; Acts 15:1-35; Psalm 141:1-10; Proverbs 17:23
2 Kings 1:1-2:25; Acts 13:42-14:7; Psalm 139:1-24; Proverbs 17:19-21
When you have the real thing, why look for counterfeits? Ahaziah was a King of Israel. He had prophets, the Temple and the Ark of the Covenant at his disposal. Why was it that when he found himself battling a physical infirmity, he turned to the false gods of another country?
God speaks to Elijah and tells him to remind the king that there is a God in Israel and He knows the future. When Ahaziah gets the Word from God, it is not pleasing at all to his ears. So, he desires to destroy the messenger. But, he does not succeed. God’s Word cannot return to Him without accomplishing what He sent it to do. Plus, God would not allow his messenger to be ashamed for trusting and speaking God’s word!
You have all the answers you need in Jesus. You do not need to consult palm readers, tarot card mystics, psychics or even horoscopes to get your answer. Jesus is your answer to every question. Will I be healed? Yes! Will I bounce back after my marriage failed? Yes! Will I ever own a house after the last one was foreclosed on? Yes! Will I ever see my dreams become a reality? Yes, in Jesus’ Name!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 3:1-4:17; Acts 14:8-28; Psalm 140:1-13; Proverbs 17:22
1 Kings 22:1-53; Acts 13:16-41; Psalm 138:1-8; Proverbs 17:17-18
There are always people who want to represent that they hear from God. This is where we need to be careful because some may sound authoritative but they really are not speaking for God. Ahab and Jehoshaphat were preparing to go into war. All of Ahab’s prophets told him to go up and fight.
King Jehoshaphat had wisdom and asked if there was a prophet who spoke for God. The Prophet Micaiah would only speak what God told him. He was bold enough to stand on what God said even when he was publicly challenged.
God still speaks today to his children. You do not need to wonder what God is saying. He has given you his written Word. He will speak to your heart through His Holy Spirit. He will also send a confirming word through your pastor. You should desire to hear God speak to you so that you never walk into a situation that God has not sent you. It did not work out well for Ahab and it won’t work out for you. Let God’s Word order your steps.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25; Acts 13:42-14:7; Psalm 139:1-24; Proverbs 17:19-21
1 Kings 20:1-21:29; Acts 12:24-13:15; Psalm 137:1-9; Proverbs 17:16
As you read through the narratives of the kings, you cannot help but understand that every action has a response. Things don’t just happen in a vacuum. This is a painful truth because it is easier to exclaim, “That’s not fair.” However, we need to understand that the law of sowing and reaping is real.
Ahab was evil and so was his wife. After a miraculous victory, you would have thought that he would have turned from his wicked ways. But he continued to disobey God and mistreat people. When judgment came, it was no surprise because of his previous behaviors.
So, why do we get surprised when the things that we have sown grow to full harvest? “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come” (Proverbs 26:2). Challenges come because of our behavior. If you commit to sowing righteousness, you will reap a harvest of blessings. Be cautious about what you are sowing. Each day you are sowing either good or evil. Do good and blessings will abound!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 22:1-53; Acts 13:16-41; Psalm 138:1-8; Proverbs 17:17-18
1 Kings 19:1-21; Acts 12:1-23; Psalm 136:1-26; Proverbs 17:14-15
When you take a stand for God, sometimes it feels like you are all alone. We see a different Elijah than we saw yesterday. This one is growing fearful as if he was the only one left. You ever felt that way? It seems like on your job you are the only spirit-led believer. It feels like you are the only one who is trying to live for God.
God has good news for you today! You are not alone! First, you have his presence. Elijah was so used to seeing God in a dynamic windstorm, earthquake and fire. But, even though these things happened, they did not contain God’s presence. God came in a still small voice (whisper). God was speaking to Elijah in a different way and he was not able to recognize it. So, he felt that God had stopped helping Him.
The next thing God told Elijah was that there were a lot of people who were taking a stand for God. In fact, 7000 people were standing for the Lord and Elijah didn’t know. There is such a joy in living in communion and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. And, there is great contentment in knowing that we are not standing all alone. This is why we need to be connected with other believers. Things like small groups are so important because they constantly remind us that we are not alone and we have others who will walk though life with us.
Don’t put God in a box! Let Him speak to you in new and exciting ways. God has made you a promise that He will never leave you or abandon you. God desires to walk with you through life, will you allow Him?
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 20:1-21:29; Acts 12:24-13:15; Psalm 137:1-9; Proverbs 17:16
1 Kings 18:1-46; Acts 11:1-30; Psalm 135:1-21; Proverbs 17:12-13
God honors big prayers! Have you allowed your situation to stifle your prayers—so instead of praying miraculous prayers, you are praying measly prayers? Elijah knew how to pray big prayers! He called all the false prophets of Baal together for a showdown!
He allowed them to build an altar and put a sacrifice. But their god could not answer. Elijah, bold in faith, dug a trench around his altar, and poured water on it 3 times so that the sacrifice, altar and trench were soaking wet. Elijah called on God to answer by fire– and that is exactly what He did. You see, God will not be mocked.
God knows who He is and He is waiting for his children to acknowledge His power. There is no Biblical prayer that you can pray that God won’t answer! There is no godly dream that you can have that God won’t bring to pass! Don’t let the pressures of life cause you to question if God is able to hear and answer your big prayers! He most certainly will! Start asking God for big miracles today. He can do it! He will prove Himself to be God!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-21; Acts 12:1-23; Psalm 136:1-26; Proverbs 17:14-15