2 Kings 10:10 Never Failing Word

“Know then, that not a word the Lord has spoken against the house of Ahab will fail. The Lord has done what he announced through his servant Elijah.” 2 Kings 10:10 Promises are made every day by many people. It is common to hear promises being made by politicians during election time. Although millions of promises, by all kinds of people, are made on a daily basis, many are never fulfilled. People often question promises being made because they have been let down so many times in their past with broken promises. Doubt overrides trust.

After having many people killed of the house of Ahab, Jehu tells the people that not a word that God had spoken through Elijah against the house of Ahab will fail to be fulfilled.

When people hear promises being made and then the promises never being fulfilled, it can be very difficult to trust another promise being made. The expectation is that one will be let down, because that is what has occurred in the past on a regular basis.

God has made those who follow Him many different promises. The difficulty for many believers is that seeing how it is possible for those promises to be fulfilled is hard to see. Since they cannot see nor understand how the promise could be fulfilled, they begin to doubt.

One thing every believer must do is stop and take a look at all the promises that God has made that has already been fulfilled. Hundreds of promises about Jesus were made and have already been fulfilled. Since God has already fulfilled all of those promises, He will not fail to keep His word on what He has told the believer.

If one is willing to believe that God will save him, then he must also believe that God will fulfill His promises to take care of him and guide him.

Most likely people have let you down with the promises that they have made and never fulfilled. Do not allow their failures to transfer to God. He has never failed in keeping His word with others and will not start to fail with you.

Put your full trust in what God says and follow His ways and you cannot fail. Every word of God throughout all of scripture will be fulfilled in the right time and in the perfect way. God has never failed and will not start now with you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as Lord and Savior; that you will know the promises of God to you; that you will trust the promises of God; that you will see God fulfilling His word; and that you will walk in the promises of God.

2 Kings 1:3 Whose Counsel Do You Seek?

But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?’ ” 2 Kings 1:3

Everyday millions of people around the world are seeking counsel on how to deal with situations in their lives. Many will begin with seeking out friends and family members first, but then will go to professional counselors. Then many will also seek some type of spiritual counselor.

Ahaziah had become king after Ahab and Moab rebelled against Israel. Ahaziah sent messengers to consult Baal-Zebub for help. God has Elijah ask him if there is no God in Israel to get him to go to Baal-Zebub for counsel.

With a simple search people can find counsel on any and every situation in their lives. The majority of the counsel that can be found is found outside of God with a worldly viewpoint. People, including believers, are very quick to find counsel from the world.

While it is expected of the world to seek their own counsel, believers should be seeking God’s counsel. Many believers do not seek God’s counsel because they know that it will probably go against what they really want, which is to be able to live in sin and get by with it.

Regardless of what the problem is or how big or small it is, the first place a believer should go to seek counsel is to God. It is only God who has perfect wisdom and sees the end from the beginning. He knows what is best to think, say and do in any and every situation, and He is ready and willing to give that counsel, and is available all twenty-four hours a day.

You most likely have situations in your life in which you need some guidance as to how to deal with it. Do not allow yourself to run to the world to seek their fallen and deceived counsel.

Begin with opening your Bible and reading and studying it to understand God’s ways better. Then take time to pray and seek God’s Holy Spirit to guide you in what you should or should not do.

If God was willing to send His Son to die for you, He is more than willing to guide you in how to live this life He has given you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will first seek God for any needed counsel; that you will listen and heed to the counsel of God; that you will trust God’s word to you; and that you will live your life serving and obeying God.

1 Kings 21:20 Have You Sold Yourself Out?

Ahab said to Elijah, “So you have found me, my enemy!” “I have found you,” he answered, “because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord.” 1 Kings 21:20

As a person is going through life there are times in which there is something that he wants to have or do so much that he is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill that desire. The world believes that one can go for anything that he wants, as long as it does not harm another and pleases self. Many will sell off anything to make something happen.

After King Ahab had Naboth killed to gain his property, Elijah found him. Elijah told Ahab that he found him because he had sold himself to do evil before God.

The world believes that a person deserves to get anything that he desires. It is up to the individual to run after his desires with everything in him. Nothing is to be forbidden to gain personal self-pleasure. In the process of chasing after desires, all morality, self-control and character are often thrown out or cast aside.

Believers in the church will sometimes get caught up in the same manner of thinking as the world. Some will take their eyes off of God and seek after the things of this world.

When they cannot get it, some will begin to sin against God in order to get it. Lying, cheating and stealing begin to occur in order to get what they want. Their soul is sold off to sin and the devil to get what they want.

Instead of selling their souls to sin, believers are to be sold out to God. He is to have complete ownership of their lives. True believers will trust God for what they receive or do not receive and will not sell out to get what God does not want to give them.

You will have times in which there is something that you desire greatly but are not allowed to receive. In those times you have a choice to make. You can trust God with not getting that desired item, or you can sell out your soul to fight against God and get it anyway.

Do not give into greed and selfish desires to sin against God to get those desires, but trust God. Sell your life to God and His desires, not to self and the fallen world of sin.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will accept what God gives or does not give you; that God will give you strength to resist temptation to doing evil for gain; and that you will live your life to serve and honor God.

1 Kings 19:8 Strength From God’s Food

So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 1 Kings 19:8

There is some type of diet for nearly every situation a person may find himself in. These diets are made to give a person the nutrition that may be needed. Finding strength and energy for a long and difficult journey is the desire of many people. Often people will look to fast foods and energy drinks to get them through it. These will provide a fast, but short burst of energy with a crash in the end.

After eating some food that an angel of God had given Elijah, he traveled for forty days and nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Getting through each day is difficult for many people. They lose energy and motivation to keep moving forward. Often what they are eating or not eating can have a severe effect on their energy levels. Most people are quick to eat junk foods, drink energy drinks, drugs and other things of the world to give them the ability to make it through their day.

Jesus had told the disciples that He found His food in doing the will of the Father. Believers are to eat or take every word of God into their lives. Eating of God’s word is taking and applying it to one’s life. It is obeying and doing the will of God in every area of life.

As one eats of God’s word and does his will, it can provide joy, peace and strength as needed beyond anything that the world can give. The strength provided is there until the mission is completed, which may be in this life or at the end of one’s journey in this life.

God has a mission for you to do, a journey to go upon. It will be difficult and sometimes long. In order to complete this journey in life, you must be well nourished with what is needed.

Find your nourishment and strength in God’s word and doing His will. God will feed you what is best and what you need to be able to finish the journey He has you on. Do not turn to the things of this world that will fail and destroy you in the end leaving you weak and unfulfilled.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has to feed your spirit; that you will eat the food of God; that you will know God’s word and will for your life; and that you will have God’s strength for your mission.

1 Kings 18:18 Are You A Troublemaker?

“I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have followed the Baals.” 1 Kings 18:18

In a classroom there is often one student who is the class clown or class troublemaker. This is the one that causes problems in the class and will often draw many others into following him into causing more problems. The class ends up disrupted and in trouble with the teacher because they chose to follow the one leading in doing things the wrong way.

As Elijah went to meet with King Ahab, the king told him that he was the troublemaker of Israel. Elijah told him that it was he, the king, who made trouble by leading everyone into rejecting God’s commands and following false gods of Baal.

Whole nations can be easily led by a few people that stand up and make their voice be heard. People will quickly abandon what they know is right to follow the crowd in following some person in his popular ways.

Most people do not want to be left out alone and separate from everyone else.

Many different nations, such as America, have abandoned God’s commands and followed false gods because a few leaders led them astray. It begins with a leader, like the class clown, and spreads throughout the nation, often spilling over into the church pulling them further and further away from God, bringing on God’s judgement against them and loss of His favor.

The world calls believers the troublemakers, because they go against their false system. Believers need to make a solid, strong stand for God’s commands and refuse to follow the false gods of the land. They need to be the leaders in every area of a nation to keep the nation following God and His commands.

You may or may not be a leader of high position, but you do have an influence upon some people. You also have a choice for yourself as to whether you will follow God’s commands or not.

Make choice today that you will be a witness for God by leading others to follow and obey God’s commands. Do not allow yourself to be swept away with the crowds in following the Baals of your city, state or nation. Do not make trouble for your nation in leading them down the wrong path.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will follow all of God’s commands; that you will not make trouble for those around you in leading them away from God; that you will not be led away from following God; and that many will choose to follow God because of your testimony.