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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Are you doing what’s pleasing in Lord’s sight? (2 Chronicles 29:2-11)

Many believers are looking for the blessings of God, but are not trying to do what is pleasing to His sight. My brother, my sister, imagine someone always does it not pleasing to your sight, what would you think or do of that person? Personally, I would walk away from that person if they are not willing to change. In today’s verses we read that the Levites who were chosen by God to serve in the Temple had been kept from their duties by Ahaz’s wickedness: “Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and cut them in pieces. He shut the doors of the Lord’s temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem” (2 Chronicles:28:24). But, Hezekiah called them back to service, reminding them that the Lord had chosen them to minister: “My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before him and serve him, to minister before him and to burn incense” (2 Chronicles 29:11). My friends, today we may not be facing a wicked king, but our life style, people around us, pressures or responsibilities can make us inactive and ineffective for service. Ensure you never neglect your duty before the Lord. Just listen to what the Lord is seeing as evil: “Our parents were unfaithful; they did evil in the eyes of the Lord our God and forsook him. They turned their faces away from the Lord’s dwelling-place and turned their backs on him” (2 Chronicles 29:6). In other words, becoming inactive in Christian service, either by choice or by circumstance, is not pleasing to the Lord who consider that you have abandoned Him. Today, many people serve the Lord with negligence or just for people to see they are serving, they go to church when they feel like it or just for people to see they are church-goers, they turn away from the Lord when faced with trials instead of turning to Him… all that is not pleasing to the Lord. Let’s never forget that Jesus established the Church and He is the Head of the Church. Whatever you do negligently in a church is not pleasing to Him, and the Bible even says: “A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord’s work” (Jeremiah 48:10). So, my friend, let’s be careful not to call the anger of God to ourselves by our own negligence. The Bible says: “Therefore, the anger of the Lord has fallen on Judah and Jerusalem; he has made them an object of dread and horror and scorn, as you can see with your own eyes. This is why our fathers have fallen by the sword and why our sons and daughters and our wives are in captivity” (2 Chronicles 29:8-9). God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Neglecting to do what God has called you to do can affect both you and your loved ones. You see, it is better to say ‘no’ once and for all, instead of saying ‘yes’, then becoming a hypocrite before the Lord and men. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [retweet] [facebook]