2 Chronicles 21-22, Luke 14
20He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. **And he departed with no one’s regret. They buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.**
This verse just hit me because I can’t imagine dying and no one caring. This is what pride does. It isolates and destroys relationships. Whew….thankful for His grace!!!
That phrase struck me too
I’m confused. It said Jehoram only had his youngest son left, and his name was Jehoahaz. But then it says his youngest son became king and his name was Ahaziah? Are they the same person?
I love the idea of humbling yourself before exalting yourself. So often we feel like we have to prove our value by telling others about it. But God sees our value… he created it! He will raise us up and exalt us, we don’t have to worry about doing that!
27Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. -ellie
Superb read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little analysis on that. And he really bought me lunch because I discovered it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!
33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. Ouch. This will be something for me to wrestle with for awhile. …
I take this as Jesus wanting to forewarn you that you will have to be willing to give up everything if it is according to his will, like Abraham did when he was willing of offer his everything in Issac. It’s a matter of the heart. The rich man said he followed Jesus but in his heart he treasured his riches, our treasure needs to be in Jesus, and he saw rift through him in Luke 18:22. He may not call us to give up everything, He will call us to do hard things though, and we need to have hearts that are focused on Him, and when that is true, it becomes easier to act on His will.
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