Great Mercy *1 Kings 21:25-29

1 Kings 21:25-29

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+21%3A25-29&version=NKJV;NIV
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Great mercy! The Lord God of Israel is amazing! After all the wickedness, sinful deeds of Ahab (causing the people to turn away from God and follow idols) God, in His great mercy, forgives him when he repents. True repentance – fasting and sackcloth, praying for forgiveness. God will not give Ahab calamity – although judgment was passed and will come, it will come to his descendants for they were not following God, but worshiping and serving idols.
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God is a forgiving God. No matter what was done, no matter how long it takes, if a person repents God always forgives. What a gracious and merciful God! There is none like Him. He alone is God – The Great I Am: the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
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God, we thank and praise You for your generous mercy. Help us to be merciful to others as You have been merciful to us. In Jesus Name.

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Good Leader *1 Kings 15:11-15

1 Kings 15:11-15
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+15%3A11-15&version=NKJV;NIV
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What makes a good leader? What is good and right in the eyes of the Lord God? What makes a good leader in the eyes of the Most High God?
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Here are some qualifications of a good leader: *banish perversion from the land (vs.12) *remove all idols forefathers have made (vs.12) *remove obscene images (vs.13) *remove those who have authority and title that are causing the people to sin by their deeds (vs.13) *loyalty to the Lord God; a right heart attitude before God (vs.14) *give God what is God’s (vs.15)
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Wow! If our leaders did this, what a great place we would live in! Our whole world would be quite different. There would be world peace.