FRIDAY 1ST DEC.,2017
TOPIC: OUR CARING AND ABLE FATHER
TEXT: 2 Chronicles 20:1-4 “It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria….”
Everyone faces challenges in life. Whether our struggles are financial, vocational, relational, or physical, we can be certain that nobody is exempt. Fortunately, we serve a God who is both interested in our problems and able to take care of them.
When trouble looms, prayer is always a good first step to take but having a foundation upon which to build our prayers also makes a difference. Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, faced an enormous
challenge. Three different tribes – the Moabites, Amonites, and Meunites — simultaneously waged war against him. Most leaders would have
crumbled under such pressure, or at the very least taken drastic measures, but Jehoshaphat was a wise king. Though afraid, he did not strike out against his enemies. Instead, knowing that God was interested in his dilemma, he “turned his attention to seek the Lord” and proclaimed a fast throughout the land (2 Chron. 20:1-3).
Jehoshaphat also knew that God, who was greater than any earthly problem, had done miraculous things for Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Daniel. That same God would help him, too, in his hour Of need. We should never underestimate the Lord’s interest in our affairs. He helped our ancestors in the Bible, and He can and will help His children today. It’s easy to think our problems are unimportant in the eyes of God, but He doesn’t feel that way at all because to Him, you are valueable, you cost Him the life of His only Son. Whatever concerns us concerns Him. If we, like Jehoshaphat, turn right to God and proclaim His power, He will intervene and no matter how great our challenges
are, God is greater.
MEDITATION: Romans 8:32
BIBLE STUDY 1 CHRON.29, 2PETER 3,MICAH 6, Luke 15