DAY 250 - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE UNITED MONARCHY
Reading: 1 Kings 16:1-7
Today’s devotion looks at Baasha, King of Israel. Baasha did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin by which he had made Israel sin. Baasha did the same things as Jeroboam and did not turn to the LORD.
He rejected the word of the LORD, encouraged idolatry and conspired against Judah. As was the case with Jeroboam, the LORD put his family line to death. Being eaten by unclean birds and dogs symbolically shows the unclean nature of Baasha and his family line. God did not even allow them a decent burial.
There is no future for any kingdom or nation that rejects the word of the LORD. If the LORD is not a friend, then we have no future. If the LORD is an enemy, we are as good as dead. If the LORD is for us then it doesn’t matter who is against us, our future is bright.
Dear Father, it is a fearful thing to be on the wrong side of You, even to the third and fourth generation. Thank You that You are by nature gracious to a thousand generations of those who love You.
For the family
Over the next few days, watch this video about the kings of Israel
Kings of Israel