Important Decisions *2 Chron. 25:5-10

God is faithful. In His mercy, when we are about to make a bad or harmful choice He will warn us. But the choice is ours to listen to Him or not.
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 The King of Judah did listen the first time and was blessed beyond comprehension. However, the sad point in this passage is that shortly thereafter when he was confronted again he chose not to heed the warning and suffered grave consequences.
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We need to know that God takes His Word seriously. God’s Word hasn’t changed, nor will it change. God is honorable and He holds steady to His promises and covenants.
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It is important to first seek God before making any important decisions. Making the wrong choice can be disastrous. It’s not about how we feel, or how we think, or about what we see. We are called by faith to trust in God in every situation. God is sovereign and in control of all things. However, we have free-will, so our choices have direct consequences as to what happens next.
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Lord God, teach us and help us to seek you first before making any decisions. Then help us to follow and obey Your Word. Help us to listen to good counsel and reject all that is not from You. Even though we might not understand, we know Your ways are good and just. Keep us from doing anything stupid and from making poor choices. Thank You. In Jesus Name.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+25%3A5-10&version=NKJV;NIV

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Good & Evil *2 Chron. 19:1-3

2 Chronicles 19:1-3   &   2 Chronicles 20:35-37
The question is posed: “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?”
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These passages are warnings to us. Let us take heed and not make alliances with wicked people. If we do, the results will be disastrous for us and will affect our families as well. God will never bless anything wicked or evil.
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Good and evil do not mix. It’s like trying to mix oil and water. They cannot become one, because the properties in each one are vastly different. Nothing good can come from it.
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Lord God, break all ties we have with the wicked; whether it be people, places or things we do. Remove them from our midst. May righteousness and truth reign in our hearts and minds. In Jesus Name I ask.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+19%3A1-3+&version=NKJV;NIV
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+20%3A35-37&version=NKJV;NIV

 

Threat of Trouble *2 Chron. 20:1-30

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+20%3A1-30&version=NKJV;NIV
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When there is a threat of trouble, or trouble is about to strike call on the Name of the Lord, Jesus – pray and fast. He will hear and answer. Pour out your heart to Him, turn from sinful ways, and He will hear your plea and answer you.
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The God of Israel is full of compassion, love, mercy, and grace, slow to anger and abounding in love. He is forever faithful even when we are not. He is gracious and kind. If you know not this God of Israel, call upon Him, seek Him and you will find Him; you will find life and your true calling.
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Lord, God of Israel, thank you that we not only can call upon Your Name, but You hear us and respond to us because of Your great love and compassion for all people. Your mercy and grace abounds beyond limits. Come Lord, show us Your way and lead us in the way everlasting.

Like It or Not *2 Chron. 18

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+18&version=NKJV;NIV
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Correction, rebuke, hard words, or words we simply do not want to hear can be life saving to us if we heed them;  if not, disaster comes.
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No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Heb. 12:11)
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Only the prophets of the Most High God- YHWH should be valued. Nothing, absolutely nothing is superior to YHWH, His way, His Word. Whether we like it or not, we cannot change the facts or truth to suit our own wants and desires. If we try, nothing good or lasting will come from it.
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Lord, God of Israel, show us Your way and help us to walk in it. When correction, rebuke, or words come that we don’t like or want to hear help us to accept Your truth with a good attitude and do what is right in Your eyes.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+12%3A11&version=NKJV;NIV

Three P’s *2 Chron. 17

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+17&version=NKJV;NIV
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What pleases God?
*To do what’s right in His eyes and not our own
*To seek Him and do His will as taught in His Word – The Holy Bible
*To teach people about God and follow Jesus
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When these things take place there is a shift and peace; rest comes along with blessings: protection, provision, and prosperity.
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There are numerous examples of what pleases God in The Holy Bible. Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, is just one of many.
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True life = true relationship with the Most High God – YHWH

Yet Again *2 Chron.15:2b

“…The LORD is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.” (2 Chronicles 15:2b)
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
(Matthew 6:33)
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Yet again, plain and simple. It always goes back to the choices we make. Do we choose the Lord God or not? Do we seek Him or not? The choice is ours to make. It is an individual choice that has to be made. Choose ye this day whom you will seek/serve.
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God does not change and neither does His Word – from the Old Testament to the New – same.
Amos 5:4, Isaiah 55:6, Jeremiah 29:13, Luke 12:31, , Matthew 7:7, Hebrews 11:6
All these verses from the Old & New Testaments say the same thing. Seek God …
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+15%3A2&version=NKJV;NIV
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6%3A33&version=NKJV;NIV

Avoid Disaster *1 Chron. 15:12-15

Disaster had broken out the first time, because they didn’t follow God’s instructions. They just did what was right in their own eyes. (1 Chron.13)
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For full understanding and back ground information read 1 Chronicles 13 first then 1 Chronicles 15:12-15 makes a lot more sense.
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The lesson here is to seek God first. Pray and seek God’s way before doing anything.
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David had learned a very hard lesson the first time by not praying about the matter first. This time, before doing anything David sought God. God answered him and gave him specific instructions, which were totally different from what David had done the first time.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+15%3A12-15+&version=NKJV;NIV
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Lord, I am inquiring of You about how to do___________ in the prescribed way. Reveal to me the right way to deal with ___________.