DAY 3: God’s Covenant Renewed
In our culture today, there are a couple of topics that people shy away from discussing, especially in the workplace. Both Religion and Politics are sensitive topics, with people creating self-made lines that form into an Us vs. Them mindset.
Things were not so different in king Josiah’s day. After having God’s Word read to him, Josiah made the decision to completely reform the nation of Judah. He wasn’t just focused on his family, or his city. Judah represented the people of God, so Josiah wanted to be certain they all worshiped God and God alone.
How did Josiah lead? He started by having the people renew their covenant with God. This covenant was much more than a legal agreement. It was a life-commitment to God and His Word. It was a sincere dedication to rid their lives of the things that interfered with their relationship with God. It was much more than attending worship services together. It was total full-on commitment to God each and every day.
As you read today, consider this: Is there any area of your life in which you’re not fully committed to God and His Word?
READING & JOURNALING:
Is there any area of your life in which you’re not fully committed to God and His Word?
What steps can you take today, this week, this month, and into the next year to yield this area of your life fully to God?
Who can you ask to help you and hold you accountable as you take these steps?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Numbers 11 & 12
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
Heavenly Father, I don’t want to enter into life with an Us vs. Them mindset. While there will always be others I disagree with when it comes to religion, politics, or other topics, I still want to live acknowledging that all people have been created by You, are deeply loved by You, and that You are regularly inviting me to love others in the same way You love me. Help me to love others better. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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