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Thought for the Day by Phil Washington (BH Member)
Fools Rush In
'First seek the counsel of the Lord’ 2 Kings 22:5
'Fools rush in' sang Elvis when he couldn't help falling in love, way back in 1961.
In the verse today we are reminded to always seek God's counsel and will before rushing in to anything new, or making changes in our lives.
The context of the verse is important and helpful. King Jehoshaphat (good king) of Judah, has met with king Ahab (evil king) of Israel. Ahab wants to combine armies and then go and make war against the king of
Aram (22:4). 'Yes' says Jehoshaphat (v4), 'But first let's seek the counsel of the Lord' (v5). As it happens, the counsel that came from the godly prophet Micaiah was not good news for Ahab (v19-28). Nevertheless, against his warning, they went ahead in battle on the advice of Ahab's 400, state-sponsored, Ahab-pleasing, false prophets, who had predicted great success. Guess who was right? Read the whole story in 1 Kings chapter 22 to see what happens!
Are you planning something new? Venturing out in some way or another? Then be sure to take Jehoshaphat's advice and 'First seek the counsel of the Lord'. And don't be swayed by mass opinion!!
Sunday 2 August 9.00am Service. Booking now open.
Booking is open for next Sunday's service at Bishop Hannington. There has already been a good response but there are still plenty of places available. All are welcome so please sign in.
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