“And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!” (2 Kings 3:10).TEXT — 2 Kings 3:1-10
An anonymous quote rightly says, “Murmuring is an outward manifestation of an inward lawlessness and rebellion against a holy God”.
The quote typifies Jehoram, the king of Israel, who allied himself with the kings of Judah and Edom, to fight Mesha, the king of Moab who had rebelled against Jehoram. The king of Israel had obtained the assistance of the kings of Judah and Edom to war against Moab. Unfortunately for them, while on their seven days trip to the battlefield, they ran out of water for the host and their cattle. The king of Israel lost hope, having no relationship with God. He lamented the distress and danger they found themselves. Despite inviting two other kings to help, he was inadequately prepared for the journey, yet he had the gut to charge God foolishly for their dilemma.
Many people today, including some weak Christians, lose hope when faced with difficult situations and challenges. They would rather complain and murmur than seek God for help. Believers ought not to be people who are known as habitual complainers.
Meditating on negative circumstances such as troubles in your workplace or a sickness in the body would only get the heart more troubled. You need not charge God foolishly. As in most cases, these are trials of your faith. We should allow God use them to increase our faith. The Lord says, “Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:1). Every trouble has an expiry date. Everything you have heard and read about the deliverance of others can happen to you if you will believe in God’s unchanging power. The problem that God cannot solve does not exist.
Thought for the day
Fret not, your faith in God will always overcome life challenges.
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- 2 THESSALONIANS 1 – 3