Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14 (additional reading: Psalm Psalm 19:1-14 and Proverbs 20:1)
Commitment is a foreign concept to many in our Western culture. We see this reflected in many different areas. Not the least of which is in the area of marriage.
One major problem in the area of marriage is those who choose to live together as opposed to committing to the other person in a lifelong relationship. Unfortunately, cohabitation is quite common in the church as well.
When people do get married more than 50% end in divorce. Again, this statistic is nearly mirrored in the church in general.
According to George Barna only half of the people who attend a Christian Church describe themselves as “absolutely committed” to Christianity, but thankfully 92% of Evangelicals do describe themselves as “absolutely committed” yet this is still not enough. Among Christians, only 16% are involved in a discipleship process of regularly meeting with a group or individual for spiritual growth.
In today’s text after the prophet spoke to Asa, he took heart and began to remove the places of idol worship and repaired the temple of the Lord. Not only so but he instituted many reforms in the land of Judah over which he was king.
Unfortunately, we read that Asa didn’t stay committed. Whenever we see non-commitment, we clearly see it preceded by compromise. And in Asa case a few years that slight compromise would grow to a total disregard for the Word of God.
The Word of God is so much more than just a book, print on a page. It is everything that we need for faith and practice. David said…Psalm 119:15-16 “I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”
- Are you totally committed to God?
- Are you neglecting God’s Word?
Father, Thank You for showing us the areas of our live we need to change. Thank You that You are changing us. Help us to live fully committed lives to You and Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.