Seek First

Re: Verse reading–2 Chronicles 20:1-4, 13-15; Matthew 6:16-18; Acts 13:1-3 (day four)  Crisis has a way of bringing out our true colors when it hits.  Jehoshaphat had a crisis.  Word came to him that a mass of armies was headed his way and they were not coming for a friendly visit.  Verse 3 says he was afraid.  The first thing he did was to turn his attention to seek the Lord.  When crisis hits in your life, where do you turn.  Do you begin to figure out your next move?  Do you begin to calculate your own resources?  Do you start contacting potential rescuers?  Jehoshaphat made the right move…he sought the Lord.  We may want that to be our first response, but in the middle of the crisis, we just don’t think about it.  2 Chronicles 19:3 says of Jehoshaphat, “and you set your heart to seek God.”  Jehoshaphat had determined beforehand where he would turn in time of crisis.  Don’t wait until crisis hits, decide before to seek the Lord!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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