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  • Therefore there was wrath on him, and on Judah and Jerusalem. Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that Yahweh's wrath didn't come on them in the days of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 32:25 WEB

    Hezekiah once again humbled himself and spared his city from destruction. The Lord had given him very great possessions, and he struggled each day to retain his humility (2 Chronicles 32:27). Not long after this, the Babylonians visited him and Hezekiah's pride returned as he showed them all of his treasures and storehouses that he had built. Later, they returned to loot it all for themselves, and they destroyed his beautiful city. Pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18).

    Many times in my life, the Lord has given me opportunities to humble myself. He would give me jobs that no one else wanted, allow others to wrong me, or simply withhold the appreciation that I thought I so deserved. At other times, I have dealt with a sin or bad attitude, only to have it show up again later. Just like Hezekiah, when things start going well, it is easy to drift back to where you used to be.

    Sin crouches at the door but you must rule over it (Genesis 4:7). Sins like pride are especially hard to keep behind you, but really it is just whatever sin that you are weak to that is the most difficult one for you. Even though you know better, you just cannot seem to help it. For some it is greed, or the love of money, for others, it may be lust or pornography. Everyone has their own desires.

    The enemy will try to use anything that breaks your fellowship with the Lord as a wedge. I was raised as white trash so when the Lord raises me up, my head tends to swell. As long as I stay focused on Him, He will faithfully deflate it for me. I can tell so many stories where the Lord put me in a humbling situation right before He would use me as His messenger.

    You can never finally say, 'I have dealt with _____ for the last time' because it will try and return when you least expect it. Stay on guard against anything that you have been weak to in the past. What you feed will grow; what you starve will die. So don't open that door to the past again, for you know who is there.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You strengthen me and make me steadfast. I want to serve You the rest of my days and to make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

September 26, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 26, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 26, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

September 26, 2019
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! This is true for every single one us, I am glad God will Humble us when we need it, Good devotional Pastor Dion

September 26, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Thank you and praise you Father Yahweh!

September 26, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Pastor for this teaching this morning. Amen

September 26, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

 Amen 

September 26, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

September 26, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for just working on one thing at a time. I never want to go back to my old life!

September 26, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

September 26, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to grow in faith and let me feel Gods Spirit. Amen

September 26, 2019
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckar

Thank you Pastor for this wisdom! Dear Lord please never let me forget the evil on is waiting for me especially when things are going well and I let my guard down. Please help me to never do that and always look to you for strength. For when I am weak your are strong, Amen

September 26, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for all Your blessings, help us to be humble and follow Your designs every time You talk to us. Lead us because we are weak and the snares are in front of us, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. The Lord is our shield, He is our protection. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you. 

September 26, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 26, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!!

September 26, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

September 27, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

September 27, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALELUJAH

September 27, 2019
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

September 28, 2019