It’s Not the Mirror

2 Chronicles 16:10
“Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.”

Asa had a problem in that he didn’t like what the seer said about him to his face. He was angry with the seer because he told him that he was wrong in relying on the king of Syria instead of on God.

Don’t Forget to Decorate

2 Chronicles 20:21
“And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.”

There is nothing that sets the usefulness and beauty of a house apart from others like a house that is magnificently decorated. The same house can have little decorations, and it won’t seem as beautiful and desirable to a person buying a house as it would if it was beautifully decorated. The decoration is what sets it apart from the rest in the eyes of an outsider.

It’s a Choice

2 Chronicles 28:27
“And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.”

One of the greatest revivals in Judah’s history was under the reign of Hezekiah. Every Christian who has a heart for God who reads about the moving of God among His people reacts with delight and hunger for God to do the same in their day.

Hold the Truth

Four amazing sermons for the week of 06/04/17 are now up at Baptist City.

  • You're Stronger than You Think You Are
  • Hold the Truth and the Truth Will Hold You
  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Soulwinning Tips

Enjoy!

Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 5/30/17  Proverbs 26:13, The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. Dunno if there was a lion or not, but this man seemed content with pointing out the problem and quitting, rather than solving the problem. Don’t stop at identifying what’s wrong. Fix it.             

Stop Throwing Things

1 Samuel 20:33
“And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.”

Saul seemed to have the same problem that many people have when they get angry, and that was that he wasn’t able to control his emotions. When he got angry with David, he reacted by throwing a javelin at him, and it nearly killed him. Saul did more damage by throwing the javelin than if the javelin had struck David. Yes, if the javelin had struck David it would have killed him, but Saul deeply hurt a relationship with a friend, confidant, and a family member by throwing that javelin.

Fallen By the Sword

2 Samuel 1:12
“And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.”

The deaths of Saul and Jonathan were tragic. Saul died a premature death because of his unwillingness to repent, and Jonathan died as a direct result of his father’s sin. These were needless deaths.

A Leader’s Core Values

2 Samuel 8:15
“And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.”

Every person, leader and organization need to have core values. Core values are the guiding principles which decide what you do and don’t do. These core values define who you are so that others know how you conduct yourself and how you conduct business. A person, leader or organization without core values will fall to every whim of people and to every passion that a situation dictates. Without core values, you are bound to destroy yourself, those you lead, and the organization you run.

Dealing with Your Shimei

2 Samuel 16:10
“And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?”

One of the men in David’s life that I detest is Shimei. Shimei was a man who never got over his past, and he turned into a bitter man because of this. His bitterness turned to hatred, and it caused him to never accept the will of God for Israel.