2 Chronicles 29:1-36 / Romans 14:1-23 / Psalm 24:1-10 / Proverbs 20:12
2 Chronicles 29:
“And he (Hezekiah) said to them, “Hear me Levites! Now sanctify yourselves, sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers and carry out the rubbish from the holy place. For our fathers have trespassed and done evil in the eyes of the Lord our God; they have forsaken Him, have turned their faces away from the dwelling place of the Lord, and turned their backs on Him”.
Israel had become dull. Over time they had stopped seeking their God, intermarried with the inhabitants of the land and polluted their culture with the customs and gods of the surrounding people. No longer did they remember their awesome God who freed them from slavery, parted the the Red Sea, lead them by cloud and fire and helped them take the land He’d promised them.
King Hezekiah caught the vision once again – God’s vision for this great nation that had been blurred for many years. He “cleaned house” and inspired the people to return to the Lord and seek Him wholeheartedly.
Sometimes we can find ourselves in a place where we’ve lost God’s vision for our lives. Usually this happens over a period of time - we stop seeking Him, our time gets filled with all manner of distractions, our hearts get pulled in all kinds of directions, we forget who God is and His great faithfulness over and over in our lives – we become dulled to Him and the plans and purposes He created us for…we lose the vision.
That’s when we need a Hezekiah “house clean” – a shot in the arm, a good ‘ole kick in the pants! As we read these LIVING AND ACTIVE passages in the WORD, let us hear what the Lord is saying to us TODAY! He’s calling us to REMEMBER. Remember Him, WHO HE IS, HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US, And the PLANS HE HAS FOR US AND THROUGH US.
Getting back on track with the Lord is only ONE choice away. HE’S WAITING WITH ARMS OPEN WIDE TO HELP US GET CLEAN, STAY CLEAN AND WALK CLOSELY WITH HIM- ALL THE WAY, NO END IN SIGHT – GET INSPIRED!!