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February 18, 2010

Chapter-a-Day 2 Kings 10

Parallel paths. Even then, though, Jehu wasn't careful to walk in God's ways and honor the God of Israel from an undivided heart. He didn't turn back from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who led Israel into a life of sin. 2 Kings 10:31 (MSG)

There is a difference between believing God and following God. Acknowledging is not the same as submitting. Walking a personal path that parallel's God's for a stretch is not the same as walking God's path.

Jehu was not a God follower. He acknowledged God just as far as it would serve his own purpose. He was on the throne, the extensive family of Ahab was wiped out, the Baal cult that had been such a powerful adversary had been eliminated to ensure the security of his reign. God had served Jehu well. In the end, the opposite was not true.

Is God serving my purpose(s), or am I serving God's purpose(s)?

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you're seeing it with your own eyes—God doing what, through Elijah, he said he'd do."

What a bloody couple of chapters. Much death. It couldn't be a pleasant thing to witness. Yet the amazing thing to me is that God planned and predicted all of it. He gave plenty of warning through the prophets. Have we been given any warnings? Are we too busy to listen. I don't know but it makes me think.

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