April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

1 KINGS 15-17

Focus Verse: Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father.
1 Kings 15:11

 

There’s no question, it is easier to do wrong than it is to do right. Ask anyone who has every tried to do the right thing. It’s even harder to do the right thing when everyone around you is doing the wrong thing. That’s what makes this testimony of Asa so amazing. He broke the cycle of evil in Judah. He didn’t have an example to follow from his Dad or Granddad. As far as we know, there wasn’t any prophet who came to him and called him to do right by God. Yet, in the midst of all of this idol worship around him, Asa listened to the voice inside of him that called him to something more.

 

It’s there in all of us; that same voice that tells us there’s something more. Some of us have gotten very good at ignoring that itch. We just refuse to scratch it. If we ignore it long enough, it will just go away. And it does for a while, but it always seems to come back. There are just some things we can’t reason ourselves to. There are things we can’t explain away. There’s that voice inside that calls us to do things that just don’t make sense in a world without God.

 

I’d like to challenge you today – if you’ve never listened to that voice, give it a shot and see where it leads. And even if you have listened to it before, make the choice to really listen today and do exactly what it says. Asa broke the cycle of evil in Judah by wholly devoting himself to the Lord. Give yourself completely to God today. I bet you’ll never go back!

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