June 21: Control

Moreover, the LORD will raise up for himself a king over Israel who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam today.

(1 Kings 14:14 ESV)

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you felt you might move heaven and earth just to get it? Maybe it is a child. Maybe it is a job. Maybe it is recognition. That’s what it was for me. I have always battled pride in competition. I deeply desire to be seen or given credit for my work. So much so, that I would sin and sin and sin again just to get it. Praise God He is the One who is in control. Yes, He allows a certain degree of free will. He allowed evil Kings to take over His people. He allowed Moses to decide against following Gods commands. He allowed David to commit adultery. But then He intervenedĀ for the good of His people. Christian, is your Father intervening in your life today? Is he calling you out of sin or sending someone into your life to dig you out of a pit? Listen to His Word, His will, His way, and His call. Hold fast to His promises. You will be affected by the punishment of sin. Your free will can get you into trouble, but He is in control; He is sovereign; He is good.

Lord, I am so grateful that you are in control. If you weren’t, my flesh would destroy each person and everything around me. Help me to recognize my wickedness and please intervene when I am sinful. I love you, Jesus.

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