Text: 2 Chronicles 13:1-22
When Rehoboam died, his son, Abijah, became King of Israel. He was not a
good King (1 Kin.15:3), but he did a great thing, recorded in this chapter. When he was about to fight against King Jeroboam and Israel, he reminded them that Yahweh covenanted with David and his descendants. Therefore, Jeroboam was not a legitimate King. He also correctly said, God’s true worship was in Jerusalem. When Israel attacked, Abijah and his soldiers called out to Yahweh, and his prayer for victory was answered.
The same is true for us in our spiritual battles, in the building of Christ’s
Kingdom. We must confess that we are graciously united to Christ by covenant, based on His oath, which is secured by His blood. And even though the world is full of religions, there is only one that is designed by God. We worship the only living and true God according to His Word. As you go about your life, in every aspect of it, keep these things in mind.
Meditate on verse 8. What is God teaching you in this verse?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help us not to make our own gods. Forgive us for idol worship that is in our homes. Amen.