Despising God’s Word

Scripture reading for June 7th:  2nd Chronicles 35-36, Ezra 1, Acts 25

Key Scriptures:  2nd Chronicles 36:15-16  “The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.  But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising His words and scoffing at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against His people, until there was no remedy.”

The writer of Chronicles summed up the captivity of God’s people.  God had been persistent and merciful to His people.  But His people mocked the messengers God sent them and despised His Word.  This left them under God’s wrath, from which there was no remedy!

Acts 25:11 “”If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death.  But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them.  I appeal to Caesar.””

Prayer:  Lord, thank You that we can now appeal to You through Your Son Jesus Christ.  Keep us from the temptation to despise Your Word and those who speak it.  Amen.

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