Christian Devotional – May 17, 2012

2 Kings 17:39-40–“But the Lord your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.” However, they did not listen, but they did according to their earlier custom.

This chapter details the fall of Israel and their being led into captivity. The verses list several reasons why, but ultimately the reason for their defeat is summed up in these two verses. The Lord will deliver His people, but they rejected God and followed their own ways. God gives us the same promise and the same choice. He will protect us and watch over us, but we must be following Him. Are we following and obeying God, or are we following our own ways and customs?

Lord, You are faithful and will do exactly as You say. However, I must be faithful as well. I pray You will forgive me and give me strength to follow You no matter what traditions are around me.

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