Saturday, October 5, 2013

Follow the Father

Asa, king of Judah, modeled devotion to God for a season in his life (2 Chron. 14:2). He removed the idols from his kingdom, restored the altar of the Lord, and led the people into a covenant with God (15:8-12). 

Asa’s son, Jehoshaphat carried on this legacy by seeking the God of his father and walking in His commandments (17:4). Jehoshaphat purged the land of idol worship (v.6) and sent out priests and Levites to teach God’s law in all of the cities of Judah (vv.7-9).

Jehoshaphat’s reign resembled that of his father; he faithfully honored Asa’s godly example. Yet even more important, Jehoshaphat’s “heart took delight in the ways of the Lord” (v.6). 

Today, if you’re looking for a father to follow, remember your heavenly Father and take delight in His ways.

Remember your spiritual fathers too!

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