Sunday, November 4, 2012
2 Kings 8
Lord, I see favor in the form of a warning given to a woman who serves Your prophet, I see answers without warning given to kings. I see tears over what is coming and a trusted counselor committing murder. I see a traitor who doesn't kill the one who knows his plan. I see complicated kings, kingdoms and relatives. Battles, wounds, elaborate gifts and abundant restoration. But in the midst of all of these various circumstances I see You, nevertheless, for the sake of Your servant David, not willing to destroy Judah because You promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever. You are faithful, promise-keeping, steadfast and true to Your Word. With all the treacherousness and betrayals, famines and rebellions, commoners without names and too many named kings, You are the ever-steady thread, the cord of constancy who never changes or hedges on Your Word. I praise You for Your faithfulness and great is Your faithfulness, Lord unto everyone and unto me. Thank You Father for Your amazing, gracious, immutability. Worthy, You are!