Read 2 Chronicles 35:1Ė27
On the morning of December 7, 1941, a radar operator saw what he thought was a flight of American planes arriving ahead of schedule. But he was mistaken. What he actually saw was the first wave of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sometimes people need to stop and really take time to process and evaluate the information they are receiving. King Josiah also received information that he failed to process properly (2 Chronicles 35:21).
Josiah, however, would not turn away from him, but disguised himself to engage him in battle. He would not listen to what Necho had said at Godís command... Archers shot King Josiah (2 Chronicles 35:22,23).
Because Josiah did not listen or obey Godís word to him, he died on the battlefield. When God speaks to us through His Word, the Bible, or through a trustworthy person, like a pastor, we need to listen.
Many battles we face are unnecessaryóthey come because we have disobeyed Godís Word. But if we listen to God and do what He tells us, we can avoid unnecessary trials.
Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to help you hear Him when He speaks and obey His voice.
Quicklook: 2 Chronicles 35:13Ė25
Saturday Bible Reading: Morn. Ps. 49-50 & Even. Rom. 1