Topic: An Unstable Heart [Saturday April 7, 2018]
Text: 2 Chronicles 16:7-14 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians” (2 Chronicles 16:12).
Attitude is the key with which to unlock either the door of success or failure. It is one of the fundamental issues on the way to success as it can make or mar one’s chances of success. Whereas a positive attitude attracts God’s pleasure, a negative attitude courts His displeasure.
King Asa had trusted in God when threatened by the massive force that came up from the Ethiopians and had success story. But with regard to the threat that came from Baasha, he lost faith in God’s help and instead, trusted in his wealth to buy help from the Syrians. Because of this loss of faith in God, the word of God came to him through Hanani that he would have wars the rest of his life. Rather than being penitent, he became angry and imprisoned the prophet. King Asa further manifested lack of trust in God by consulting physicians for healing. This terrible attitude towards God severed the once robust relationship that earned him victories.
There is the need to ponder over our relationship with God. When a backslider refuses to hear the truth, he develops a hardened heart and retaliates against those who bring the message of God to him. It was not wrong to seek for physicians but when healing power was available from God, he should have given it preference. For present-day saints, we must search our hearts and ask: “Am I still in close relationship with God?” If the answer is not in the affirmative, then we must retrace our steps. God must always occupy the first place in our hearts at all times.
Thought For The Day: Pride is the midwife of utter destruction.
Bible Reading in one Year: Ruth 1:4
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.