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 9:5 You Have A Message To Deliver

When he arrived, he found the army officers sitting together. “I have a message for you, commander,” he said. “For which of us?” asked Jehu. “For you, commander,” he replied. 2 Kings 9:5

Prior to the days of cellphones, if a person had a message for someone else, he had to go to him to present it or else send someone to pass the message on. In large corporations, many of the top leaders will have others working under them to pass on information to others. The expectation is that the person will pass the message on correctly and timely.

Elisha had one of the young prophets go to Jehu, an army commander, to give him a message. This young prophet brings the message to Jehu immediately.

When someone has some very important or exciting message to pass on, he will try to get it passed on as quickly as possible. The person wants whoever needs to hear it, to hear it right away.

In order to get the message to the person clearly, one may have to pull that person aside to remove all distractions. This is so that the message may be heard clearly and completely.

Believers have a message that Jesus has told them to pass on to others. It is the gospel message that God loves people, Jesus died and rose again, and God wants to forgive the people and for them to live with Him forever.

This message is a timely one that needs to be delivered as quickly as possible. Every day people are dying without hearing that message. They are not given the opportunity to believe in Jesus and be saved and are heading to hell.

Many believers are sitting on that message and not passing it on. Each one needs to go out and deliver that message to everyone they meet.

Someone at some point brought the gospel message to you. Now it is your turn to pass that message on to others. As long as you have breath, God has a mission for you to tell others about Jesus. He does not want anyone to perish but have everlasting life.

Do not wait or hold back on giving that message. It may be their last day on this planet. Go and give this life-giving message to every person you can as quickly as you can. It is a matter of life and death.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the message God has for you to pass on to others; that God will give you boldness to tell others about Jesus; and that many will believe in Jesus because of your message.

2 Kings 10:28-29 Not Completely Cleaned Out

Half cleaned room

So Jehu destroyed Baal worship in Israel. However, he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit–the worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan. 2 Kings 10:28-29 

Cleaning out a house is something that can take work and time. Most people will only clean one or two rooms of the house at a time. Only during spring cleaning does a person usually clean the entire house.

The challenge with only partially cleaning the house, is that there is still dirt and clutter in the rest of the house. As one cleans one part and neglects another completely, the whole house continues to stay dirty. In order for the house to be clean, the whole house must be cleaned, otherwise it is still dirty.

Jehu had become king of Israel and worked hard successfully at destroying all Baal worship in the land. However, he did not remove the worship of the golden calves from the land. Despite getting rid of worship of one false god, he left worship of another false god in place.

The lives of people are houses. They are supposed to be the temple of God, His house, His dwelling place. When Jesus died on the cross, He died to remove all sin from those who believe in Him. He was there to clean the entire house of dirt–sin.

As many believers follow Jesus, many will allow one part of their life to be cleaned up. They will turn away from one or two sins, however, they will continue to hang onto another sin. Following some way of the world, that is against God, continues to happen. The temple of God is no longer fully clean, but contaminated with sin.

Believers need to allow God to clean their entire house–their lives–of all sin. Then they must be willing to keep it clean. Do not go back out and pick up the dirt.

God can work in your life to remove all sin and sinful habits. It is going to Him and trusting His work in your life. Focus your life on loving and serving Him. This is more than just not doing sin, but doing something for God.

As you live for God, you will not have time to live in sin or allow sin back into your life. Strive to keep your life clean of all sin, not just some sins. Worship God with your whole life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to remove all sin in your life; that you will seek to serve God with all of your life; and that your life will be a clean temple for God to live in.

2 Kings 10:31 Doing Only Half Right

Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit. 2 Kings 10:31

Jehu had become king and had destroyed the family of Ahab according to God’s word that had been given. He also destroyed the prophets of Baal and tore down their temples. While doing all that good, he also kept worshipping the golden calves in Dan and Bethel. He continued to lead the people into sin and refused to follow the laws of God.

People often do some good things in their life. Looking at some of the extremely wealthy people, there are many that provide money for food, clothing and medical expenses for many poor people in need. They stand up for some great causes to help people and do the right things.

However, while doing those things, they also promote sin in other ways. Some will be in movies that are filled with sin and do not honor God at all. Others openly state that they do not believe in God. Others may live a lifestyle that goes against God’s commands.

While this is easy to see in the very wealthy, it also happens among the regular people and even in the church. There are people in the church who show up every Sunday, teach a Sunday School class, and volunteer in various church activities. But when Sunday is over, they treat their family like dirt, curse in the workplace, steal from their employer, and live a life that does not honor God in any way. Yet, they think that they are doing good because of the work they are doing in the church.

God looks at the whole picture of a person’s life. Doing only half right in God’s eyes is still completely doing wrong. Every area of a person’s life is to honor and obey God.

If you are a follower of Jesus, you are supposed to be living your life as Jesus did. He did not just do half right, He did everything exactly as the Father desired. Jesus said that He would spit out any person who was lukewarm.

How are you living your life today?

Are you doing just half right for God, while still living in some sin?

Or are you striving to live all of your life for God?

I pray today that you will give your life over to God; that you will follow Jesus in every area of your life; that you will live as Jesus lived; and that God will not have to say that you only did half right.