“Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: “What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to your tents, O Israel! Now see to your own house, O David!”
( 2 Chronicles 10:16)
In our world of twenty-four hour news stations and action packed live reporting, it’s easy to see and hear all the bad things happening in our country and the world. If we compound this with our own personal struggles and pains, we will easily find ourselves anxious or worse yet, hopeless. In 2 Chronicles 10, the people of Israel are trying to come to grips with the splitting of their nation. As they watch their kingdom crumble, they chose to look at their circumstance rather than their God.
(Philippians 4:8) “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.”
No matter where we are in life, or as a Nation. we can always find something bad to focus on. Lately in the USA, alot of what I hear is our nation divided politically. All of the stories of slander and hate between political parties. Its easy at times for me to get caught up in it too.
What we need, is to flee from a constant intake of bad news and focusing on what is being said back and forth. These things do nothing but cause division and pain. Instead, we should look to the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. As we set our eyes on Him we will find peace for our souls and life abundant.
“Follow only that which leads you to Jesus. Because honestly, that is what what matters. “
Thank You for Your forgiveness and grace. Help me to be discerning with what or who I listen to. May I always be mindful of Your goodness and grace. Father, use me to share whatever is good and right with others that are around me. Lord, also please draw this nation back to You. That is where we will find the truth and real leadership. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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