God's Holy Fire: 'This Is What God Says!'

Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, "This is what God says: Why do you disobey the LORD's commands and keep yourselves from prospering? You have abandoned the LORD, and now he has abandoned you!"
— 2 Chronicles 24:20 NLT

Key Thought

Over the last several days, we have looked at grieving the Spirit and abandoning the LORD by our actions, our attitudes, and our words. The warning not to do these things was given by the Spirit of God through many servants. We see this warning clearly articulated by Zechariah as he was propelled by the Spirit to prophesy. The call for us is to obey the will of the LORD. To disobey only brings hardship that we don't want and that God doesn't want to happen in our lives.

Today's Prayer

Thank you, dear God, for proclaiming your will through your prophets and through the Scriptures so I can know your character and your will. Forgive me for my sin. Tune me to your will. I know you want to bring me your blessing and protect me from evil. I want to live fully to your glory as your Spirit empowers me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of 2 Chronicles 24:20 NLT — "This is what God says: Why do you disobey the LORD's commands and keep yourselves from prospering? You have abandoned the LORD, and now he has abandoned you!"

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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