Christian Devotional – May 1, 2012

2 Kings 1:16–Then he said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron–is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word?–therefore you shall not come down from the bed which you have gone up, but shall surely die.

Amaziah had received this word from the Lord earlier, but he didn’t want to believe it. Instead of repenting and asking God to forgive him, he just sent more messengers back asking, “Are you sure?” Do we listen to what God says He is going to do? Does it change our actions? When we are confronted with our wrongdoings, do we repent or just keep doing the same thing and expect the results to change?

Lord, You are over all. Forgive me when Your word does not stir me to action. Help me to see all that You are and to change when You show me the things I’ve done wrong.

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