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Verse

Moreover, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani to Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger by the things he did. 1 Kings 16:7

 

Thought

Jeroboam was chosen as a king of Israel because of the sins of Solomon, Baasha was chosen by God (1 Kings 14:14) to be the next king because Jeroboam sinned. Now Baasha also sinned, and in this portion we see Lord sending a prophet to speak out judgement that Baasha’s whole family will be destroyed for his sins. Next king Zimri too sinned, later Lord brought Omri he sinned and his son Ahab sinned so much; all of them were consumed in Lord’s anger. One reason they provoked God by their sins.

 

Lord dealt with sins seriously and the consequences for fall were very high. In our period we are not consumed in Lord’s anger only because Jesus is our high priest who is advocating for us. If still we are taking sins lightly, word says it will be easier of Sodom and Gomorrah in that day. When is that day, will today be it? Let us cry out for forgiveness and dedicate for a holy living. Stop enjoying and compromising on secret sins; that you are not facing consequence now.

 

Prayer

Lord I am really sorry for compromising on sins and taking grace for granted. Lord I want to live holy like you. Anoint me with the spirit of righteousness. Amen.