SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 1, 2022 (SOLD TO WICKEDNESS)
TOPIC : SOLD TO WICKEDNESS
OPENING PRAYER: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: 2 Chronicles 28:16‐27
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Today we see Ahaz having trouble on all sides. In his time, he was surrounded by great prophets like Isaiah and Hosea in the northern kingdom and Micah in Judah, but he chose the path of wickedness. He went off his father’s path and worshiped idols. Leaving the ways of God has terrible consequences. Notice the action he took in v.16 and the result in vs.20,21. Solution to his problem backfired.
Many people turn to God when in trouble, but not Ahaz – he ‘became even more unfaithful to the Lord’ (v.22) and worshipped his enemies’ gods as he thought they were stronger than Jehovah (v.23). Compare Ahaz with David in their response to terrible situations. When David was being pursued by ruthless men, he confidently exclaimed, ‘Surely God is my help’ (Psalm 54:4). See the consequences of Ahaz’s idolatry in v.19 (cf. Proverbs 14:34).
The more he multiplied his gods, the more his sorrows multiplied yet in all these, Ahaz did not learn his lesson. Rather he got intoxicated with wickedness and gave Satan a field day in his life. Ahaz’s ultimate acts of defiance were desecrating the temple, shutting its doors to prevent worship, and setting up high places for idol worship all over Judah (vs.24,25). His wickedness followed him to his grave as he was denied the honour of resting with other kings (v.27).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Help me, dear Lord, never to share your glory with idols.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 23:23
One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Thessalonians 1, 2; Proverbs 21.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ This new month December.
☀ Keeping us alife in the land of the living.
☛ Full dedication of our lives, worship, services, businesses and fellowship this month.
☛ Deliberate decision to be sober and watchful in God’ s service this month following godly instructions in all we do, as we diligently follow the Lord closer this month.
⚠ Trials and temptations that may want to make us withdraw from our steadfast walk with the Lord this month.
⚠ All forms of defilements, discouragements or sicknesses that will keep us away from fellowship this month.
God bless you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 1st December 2022, Thursday Message. Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.