2 Chronicles 17-18, Luke 13:1-21
I love how Jesus compares the enormous kingdom of God to such small things. It shows the power that we all can have in our communities to grow the kingdom of God
Oh, the Sabbath. ❤️
Micaiah accounts that the Lord said those without a shepherd “had no master”. May we look to the Lord our shepherd, not only as the provider of green pasture and safety, but as our Master to be honored and obeyed in all things.
The Kingdom of God is like a Mustard Seed
13But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what my God says, that I will speak.” -ellie
So, I’m not any sort of Bible genius and I could be very wrong. I would definitely recommend seeing if any well known authors have touched this subject, maybe look for podcasts (but try to make sure they seem trustworthy and like they have their facts straight.)
My thinking is that God didn’t send a deceiving spirit to his prophets in order to harm them or lie to them personally, but use them as a tool to get the attention of the king. The king was so bent on the idea that HIS prophets would give him good answers, but Micaiah was purposefully giving him “bad” ones.
I think God wanted the king to understand that just because he wouldn’t be getting what he wanted, didn’t mean that it was a bad thing. I think he also was testing his faith to see how much of it was in God, and how much of it was in his (the king’s) appointed people.
I believe we can apply this to our very lives by asking two questions: do we bail and turn to others for advice when things don’t go our way? And, how much of our time, faith, and trust are poured into other people and other things before they’re poured into God?
Hope this helped in some way!
This helped me a lot today! Thank you!
This helped me a lot!! Definitely gave me a better perspective on those verses!
Lydia, thank you so much! Great stuff!! I am so so grateful for how this group helps me understand deeper thoughts about God and this world. I always read all the comments. Thank you for helping us all!!
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