Christian Devotions

Focus verses: II Chronicles 17:1-19

Jehoshaphat became king in Judah after his father Asa, the son of Abijah, the son of Rehoboam.

Judah prospered under the reign of Jehoshaphat because he walked in the ways of his ancestor, David. He sought the Lord and walked in his ways. The people had not yet followed. But Jehoshaphat remedied that as well.

He sent teachers throughout the land to teach the law of the Lord. Imagine, the king sent teachers of the law to the people.

How I wish we taught the law of the Lord in our land at this time. We have a legal system that seems bent on removing the laws of God from the laws of the land.

How shocked and disappointed our founding fathers would be to see this turn of events. Our country was founded as a Christian nation. The separation of church and state that people keep referring to is a misinterpretation of their intent. They intended to keep the state out of the church, not the church out of the state.

I’m afraid we don’t know our own history well enough, but we’ve seen how God deals with the nation of Israel when they forsake him for other deities. We’ve allowed our country to follow the deities of materialism, hedonism, greed and perversion. Can we expect the favor of God on our nation?

Father, God,

Open the eyes of our nation to the truth of your sovereignty. Turn our hearts toward you and away from the worldly distractions that would hold our attention and keep us from you.
In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.

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