Category : Encouragement
Daily Bible Reading Day 337: 2 Chronicles 2/ 1 John 2
2 Chronicles 2
David exhaustively planned to build the temple for the Lord. But God ordained Solomon to build it. Many times we obediently work for the Lord, but it is in His will for that worked to be finished by someone else. And that is okay.
Solomon had people from other lands build the temple, even though they worshipped pagan gods. It is okay for non-believers to do work for God. God gives natural talents to all and they can be used for the greater good. Those non-believers can see the goodness of God and who He is through believers and how they treat them. Solomon abided by the laws of Israel to treat workers/slaves well.
1 John 2
Jesus came, died, and rose again for all who have sinned. That means EVERYONE! When we proclaim Jesus is our savior and believe He died for sinners, we do not have to remain a slave to our past sins. Jesus is our defender.
When we are faced with temptation, we have Jesus to cling to. It is hard when the entire world says it is okay to want things and to enjoy experiences that are not honorable to God. But we chose to do what is right and avoid temptation, and use our self-control. God sees when we try hard to not succumb to temptation.
Be aware of those who are the anti-Christ, anyone who denies Jesus Christ as the son of God. Their teachings are false. We must not follow those who believe that.