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2 Chronicles 24; &2 Kings 12; Psalm 50; Matthew 9

2 Chronicles 24; &
2 Kings

One of the reasons the scriptures were written by men inspired by God was because God wanted us to learn from the achievements and mistakes made way back through the biblical times.

In these two chapters we read about Joash the boy King and how he was hidden by Jehoiada the Priest and his wife in the Temple against the wicked queen Athaliah who sort to kill him. As a result of this Godly influence before the age of 7, Joash started his kingship well by doing what was right in the sight of God. We can see in both chapters that God was with Him and His reing prospered.

Unfortunately once Jehoiada died Joash turned to the ungodly officials of Judah. This resulted in him turning away from God, worshipping other gods and making catastrophic decisions including killing Zechariah son of Jehoiada. All these bad decisions eventually eventually cost him his life!!

I learn here that the moment one takes God out of ones life it will result in making unwise decisions which will be very costly. Also if one surrounds oneself with Godly influence and good company their are endless positive benefits.

Psalm 50;

This psalm in a nutshell talks about the majesty of our God and the consequences of turning against him. God talks about His promise to His people one of which is to rescue them and answer them when they called if they obey Him by keeping their vows and offering a sacrifice. He also talks here about the wicked and their reward

Matthew 9

This chapter is full of Jesus’s miracles and a demonstration of His wisdom when answering questions.

In most of the miracles recorded here Jesus required the people involved or their families to demonstrate faith in His ability to heal them. This he required through their actions or through the things they declared.

The Bible says Jesus went around proclaiming the good news and healing the sick. His agenda is still the same today as it was then as He intends to use us as vessels to demonstrate His love and compassion. So let us make ourselves available to Him so He can use us to glorify His name

In Christ


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Genesis 9+10, Ezra 9, Matthew 9, Acts 9


“While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”  On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:10-13 (NIV)


I love Jesus’s style. I love that he didn’t just preach about what to do, he demonstrated it. I love that he actually went to Matthew’s house and ate dinner with his not-so-reputable friends. I love that Matthew was not ashamed of Jesus in front of his friends, and that his friends were willing to have dinner with Jesus. I can just picture Jesus having a great time with these people. I see the Pharisees saying “OK, we’ve got him now! What man of God would have dinner with this crowd?” But Jesus is right there with an answer. He tells them that it’s the sick that need a doctor, so He is in the right place! He also gives them a Scripture to study for homework, reminding them that God desires mercy from them.


In my life, I need to figure out how I can relate to the “sick” around me and truly engage with them. If I was like Jesus then many of these people would want to be with me and be willing to listen. What a privilege! However, I also need to figure out how not catch their illness! Somehow I think it is more difficult than washing my hands, eating right and getting enough sleep. Arming myself with the Word of God, prayer, and obedience are a good start. Right now, I think I’m better at engaging with the world then protecting myself…


Lord, I realize that even when I don’t feel sick that I truly am in need of the Great Physician. Forgive me. Heal my illnesses, both those with tangible symptoms that I can sense and those festering inside that I don’t even realize are there. Once healed and forgiven, show me how to be salt and light in such a lost and broken world. Remind me that what you desire from me is mercy, the same mercy that you gave to me.



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