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1 year 10 months ago #10059 by thaiwohvista
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE* was created by thaiwohvista
TOPIC: MEN WITH ITCHING EARS

Read 1 Kings 13:1-4

MEMORISE: _Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by_ (John 8:59)

EXPOSITION
The biggest problem in Christendom today is the character of leaders in authority against the truth. It is a big problem because the people are just as their leaders. That informs why the Apostles laid down the characteristics of would-be--Elders and leaders in the church (Act 6:3; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:7-11).
Sometimes, those who are to correct errors in the church, home and society are those encouraging and practicing them. God saw the abominations, especially of idolatry perpetrated by king Jeroboam and his people and decided to warn against it. The preacher sometimes has no problem delivering his message, but who will hear and obey it? Instead, of using their offices to please God, they want to please themselves, no matter what happens to anybody. Instead of repenting from our evil ways, we want to vilify, intimidate, embarrass, destroy, maim, or kill the man of God if possible. Leaders can say any hurting words to people and still expect them to use it as ointment on their bodies. But when the word comes to them, they rise vehemently against it and the one who says it. This is too bad! Well, God recompenses us according to our works. For king Jeroboam, he got his hand withered as he pointed his dirty finger at the man of God. Did he not know that one with God is a majority (see 2 Kgs. 6:13-17)? What are your attitudes to God, His house and His work? BEWARE AND BEWARNED!
Do you see the reactions of those who heard the Word of God? The king waited to arrest the speaker *(1 Kgs. 13:4)*, the audience heard and went ahead to stone the speaker *(Acts 7:54-60).* How do you react to the Word when released unto you?

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, let my ears always be open to Your words - it is life.
2. Lord, please bring back couples who have separated for lack of understanding.
3. Lord, open the ears and hearts of our political and church leaders in all spheres to rebuke and correction so they can affect the populace positively.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalm 104 - 105

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