But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature because I have rejected him. Humans do not see what the Lord sees, for humans see what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 CSB
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2 Samuel 20-21
It’s amazing to me how fickle people are with their commitment and loyalty! This reminds me of being in school and people changing best friends and then being mean to the person they used to call their best friend! How childish can grown men be? God has always used His wise women to stop foolishness and disaster and here we read of another. The key women is to be the wise women of God with the mind of Messiah!
Droughts occur for reason and the reason is sin. I think about our own island with recent events and the extensive drought we had a few years back, the volcano burning people’s homes and land with the VOG affecting all, damaging earthquakes, the tsunami, dengue fever, the coffee borer beetle, the fires out in Waikoloa…Lord! WE MUST INTERCEDE for the sinful behavior of our island-the incest, pornography, abuses, sexual immorality of all kinds, drunkenness, drug abuse, etc., etc., etc.! Our land is perpetuated in the righteousness of our Lord Yeshua but is it with all this sin? Let’s stand together against the enemy with the power of God and rid our island of this sin so many will be saved and we will once again be an island filled with Believers in the Lord, free of all their sinful bondages!
13 If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.
Sin continues to follow and affect families even after the sinner has died. How wicked to not care about what happens to the future generations! Lord, thank You that when we repent, really repent, you stop this on our behalf!
21:14b After this, God was receptive to prayer for the land.
The Spirit of God asked me to speak to the ladies tomorrow at the women’s meeting on good and bad fruit and this is exactly what this chapter is about! Thank You Holy Spirit for Your confirmation!