Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stay, Seek,. and Strengthen

O. T. #956  "Stay, Seek, and Strengthen"
April 8, 2017
2 Chronicles 15
The LORD will stay with you as long as you stay wit Him! Whenever you seek Him, you will find Him! But if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.  2 Chronicles 15:2


Azariah was sent by God's Spirit to King Asa with a message:
  • Hear Me Asa, Judah, and Benjamin. It was evident to whom the message was intended. God is present and powerful in defense of  His people. It was evident in Asa's 41 year reign as king over Judah, and Israel's 8 wicked kings.
  • The LORD will stay with you as long as you stay with Him.
  • Whenever you seek Him, you will find Him.
  • But if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.
  • Be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.
King Asa wisely welcomed people who had a close relationship with God and he listened to their messages. (Life Application Study Bible)

Are we in close contact with people who are Spirit-filled?
Do we regularly spent time in prayer and discussion with those who can help explain and apply God's message?
Will we be strong and courageous as we carry on God's work?


In verses 3-5, Azariah described Israel the northern kingdom without:
  • the True God (turned to idol worship);
  • a priest to teach them (Jeroboam expelled God's priests from Israel);
  • the Law to instruct them;
  • a problem-free and troubled-free time (nation fought against nation, city against city).
Asa and Judah had been warned that they could end up like Israel.
Are we faithfully worshiping and serving the True God?
Do we listen to our pastor and teachers of the Word and apply what we have learned?


Stay with God through prayer, Bible study, and worship.

Seek His will and ways.

Be strong in faith and courageously serve God; be faithful to the end.

 Know that one day rewards will be given.

*Sorry for not joining you in study on Friday, but Roses' daughter needed me to take her to the emergency room. It was 2 am before I got home. Needless to say, I slept a lot yesterday. Then she needed a prescription picked up. I am beginning to think I need a white nurse's cap or candy striper uniform. If we are open to the needs of theirs, God will use us in unusual ways.
If Rose continues to improve, she will be traveling home Monday and Tuesday. Praise the Lord!

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