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2 Chronicles 16:9 The Eyes Of The Lord (brown)

Have you ever run out of energy when you were working? When this happens to me I need food and rest to recover. It works much the same in the spiritual realm. Only there we find that the Lord strengthens committed hearts.

Often, when we give our lives for the Lord’s work, we can become tired and weak. The enemy does not give up his territory without a fight. We can find ourselves in a spiritual battle as the Lord uses us to build His Kingdom.

The Lord strengthens those who are truly committed to Him. What great news? 2 Chronicles 16:The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.[1]

King Asa Forgot the Lord Could Strengthen Him

2 Chronicles 16:At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the Lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram. Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and charioteers? At that time you relied on the Lord, and he handed them over to you. The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.[2]

God Strengthens Us as We Seek Him

The writer of 2 Chronicles teaches us in this chapter that true faith is strengthened as we diligently commit to God. When we rest in God’s overflow of grace, we are free to live a life that loves the Lord and our neighbors. We won’t be perfect. We will stumble and make mistakes. All believers are a work in progress and our lives sometimes look messy. The Apostle Paul calls us to press on toward the goal of knowing Jesus.

Jesus calls us to choose Him and to submit to Him daily. With God’s help we can truly do that. We can be thankful He rescues us from bondage of sin through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. With His help we can humbly give ourselves to Him because He gave His life for us.

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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