SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 14, 2022 (GENEROUSLY)
TOPIC : GENEROUSLY
Opening Prayer: Grant me depth of insight, revelation and knowledge as I meditate on this passage, O Lord.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 30:13‐27
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
In response to the invitation, a great multitude gathered at Jerusalem to keep the feast of Unleavened Bread which customarily followed the Passover (Leviticus 23:4‐8). How did the people show their dedication to God (v.14; cf. 29:16)? Perhaps this is what challenged the priests and Levites in v.15. Christian leaders are to lead by example. Failure to do this often has negative effect on their followers. Hezekiah is a good example of a godly leader.
Notice the role he played in ensuring the feast went well despite the ignorant actions of the people (vs.18‐19, 22‐24). How is your faith influencing your decisions at work? If Christians today would prepare their hearts for worship with as much care as they prepare for their “Sunday best,” the Lord would send His blessings on His Church. See Hosea 6:6 and Micah 6:6‐8. Like God did with Hezekiah, He answers when we pray to Him (v.20).
There was so much joy and blessing that Hezekiah and the people decided to prolong the celebration for another week, and the King generously provided the sacrifices needed for the offerings (vs.23‐24). Hezekiah’s charitable example motivated the leaders to bring extra sacrifices as well. Spontaneous giving comes from spontaneous worship of the Lord and heartfelt gratitude to Him.
Help me, Lord, to faithfully support your work and workers.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Help me, Lord, to faithfully support your work and workers.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Genesis 9:1; 2 Peter 1; Psalms 131, 132