LIFe with God: March 26, 2020

Posted on March 26, 2020

Scripture

1 Kings 22

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What were the false prophets telling Ahab, and why? What stand did Micaiah take (14)? What did his vision reveal about the false prophets and Ahab? What happened to Ahab, and why? What kind of king was Jehoshaphat? And Ahaziah?

Application

Do I seek counsel from people who will only say what I want to hear, or from those who will speak the truth, even when it is painful? What about when I am the one giving advice? Do I follow godly counsel or just do my own thing? Am I more like Jehoshaphat or Ahab and Ahaziah?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Keep me from the pride that seeks counsel only to back up my own opinions and plans rather than true godly counsel. Help me to be a person who speaks the truth in love, even when it is painful, rather than “tickling the ears” of those who requested my advice. When I receive godly counsel, strengthen me to listen to it, rather than going off on my own anyway. Help me not to turn away from Your ways, but to live as is right in Your sight. For Jesus’ sake, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!
One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Dakota “Koty” & Kayla Molner
  • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
  • Cody Morgan
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan
  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)

Ministry:

  • Christian Pro-Life Ministries in Idaho (Idaho Chooses Life, Stanton Health Care, etc)

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for business professionals providing goods and services

  • God to be glorified by excellent work
  • Ministry to occur in the workplace
  • Godly employers and employees
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Sound financial strategies
  • Strong, God-honoring relationships

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #12: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?

Children’s Answer: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone.

Adult’s Answer: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.

Memory Verse

James 2:8 (HCSB)

Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

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