Sunday, November 14, 2010

Seeking: Do I see what is right in front of my face?

The lesson in Sunday School today covered 2 Kings 16 and 2 Kings 17 (NIV).

35 When the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites, he commanded them: “Do not worship any other gods or bow down to them, serve them or sacrifice to them.
36 But the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt with mighty power and outstretched arm, is the one you must worship. To him you shall bow down and to him offer sacrifices.
37 You must always be careful to keep the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands he wrote for you. Do not worship other gods.
38 Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods.
39 Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”

40 They would not listen, however, but persisted in their former practices.
41 Even while these people were worshiping the LORD, they were serving their idols. To this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their ancestors did.

Despite the words of prophets, being eaten by lions, suffering at the hands of their enemies, they failed to do as God commanded. It makes me wonder what obvious signs I am missing in my everyday life.

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