TOO FAMILIAR WITH GOD? (3)
1 Kings 21:29 ► Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Insight and Highlight
Acts 10:34-35 ► Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness is accepted with him
It is worrisome how someone who has tasted the goodness of God would descend to caring less about how God feels about his inconsistencies.
Eli (1 Sam 3:18), king Hezekiah (Is 39:8), stand as prime examples of God's most faithful men who at a crucial time of their lives refused to render the penitence expected of them.
Ahab, the king of Israel and the worst king in the history of the divided Kingdom did the unexpected by humbling himself in the face of God's fierce judgment, ref 1 Kgs 21:29. God obliged and postponed judgment over him and his household.
At times people who have experienced God and have partaken in the Holy Spirit often get too over-familiar. The writer of Hebrew seriously warns on this, ref Heb 6:4-6.
God is looking for a heart that does not justify itself in sin and sinful conduct or one that resorts to God-pleasing himself over how He judges him instead of pleading for mercy.
Always check in with God. Be spiritually sensitive in your relationship with Him.
Call to Word action
In every sincere burst of repentance is a remarkable expression of Divine mercy.
Arrogant neglect of due repentance is an offspring of Divine judgment.
The Christian clarion duty
Be careful, flatteries corrupt.
Daniel 11:32 ► And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries, but the people who do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Psalm 51:7 ► Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Lord, help me and be merciful to me, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.
God bless you.