Topic: Harden Not Your Heart
TEXT: 2 KINGS 10:28-36
KEY VERSE: “But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin” (2 KINGS 10:31).
The heart is the most vital organ of the human body. It is used in the Bible several times to represent a person’s entire inner self including the whole of our thinking process and memory. The heart is the place where our feelings are created.
From the text, Jehu was raised and anointed king for the purpose of avenging the blood of the prophets and all the servants of the Lord killed by Ahab and Jezebel (2 Kings 9:6-8). This assignment, he successfully accomplished. Afterwards, God appeared to him and promised him that his children, to the fourth generation would sit on the throne of Israel if he continued in obedience. Before his anointing as king, Jehu was a captain in the army of Israel. He was given his master’s position on a platter of gold; and had the privilege of hearing from God. Yet, he took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord with all his heart. He departed not from idolatry.
Today, many resist the Spirit of God prompting them to do God’s will. They treat with contempt divine revelation and would not be guided, governed nor controlled by the word of God. This happens because they are so negligent over the state of their hearts that it becomes so hardened and unyielding to the gospel message and the leading of the Spirit. They despise the Scripture which says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
The genuine believer must be different. We must open our heart in meekness to the engrafted word of God, which is able to save our souls from the wrath to come. Resist and refuse Satan to be in charge of your heart. Let Jesus in and fill it up with regular study of the word of God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let your heart be tender towards God and His word.
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DCLM Daily Manna 15 November 2021 Deeper Life Devotional Message was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.