THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:25
1 Samuel 2:25 says, “’If one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him?’ Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, because the Lord desired to kill them.” Eli could have taken action but did not. And not taking action cost the lives of his sons and cost him his priesthood. The Hebrew word translated “desired” is khaw-fates and is used for the love that a young man has for his bride. God loved the people so much that he could hardly wait to remove Eli’s priesthood and kill the sons for what they had done. What the sons did made the people abhor the offering and God loved them so much He could not wait to kill those responsible. Judgment begins at the House of God. When we see His Hand move against leaders in our churches we will know that they have not walked in the integrity required. Let us pray they turn before God judges! Have we personally developed enough integrity to walk with Him and represent Him? Let us build the platform we need so we can move toward the end-times with the faith we will need to stand!