“People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them – that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’” 2 Chronicles 7:22.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Chronicles 6-7, Psalm 135, and Romans 4.
God’s chosen people are trouble with God.
God is a jealous God. If He is not worshiped as the only God, there will be trouble.
When trouble comes to us believers we often wonder why. Sometimes, however, that “trouble” makes perfect sense. I didn’t say always with Job in mind.
If I am doing something I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t be upset by disastrous consequences.
I have been trying to lose weight. It hasn’t been going very well lately. I’m not surprised. Getting plenty of exercise (walking) isn’t enough to offset bad eating habits.
When trouble comes, I need to make a quick check of my lifestyle. Am I doing something I shouldn’t? Have I done something that needs to be dealt with?
I want God to get my attention. I have been asking God to break me of my pride and selfishness as well as anything that keeps me from following Him. I do not know myself as well as He knows me.
“Lord, I have no idea what Your reasons are for doing what You do. I do, however, want to clearly know if I am doing something You disapprove of so that I can change. I want to please You in every activity. I open myself up now to You. Take me over completely, I beg. I love You, Lord.”
A good look at your lifestyle may tell you why God is bringing trouble your way.