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Series: Questions Answered
Psalms 119:37; Hebrews 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:11-12
''Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.''
''Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.''
''And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.''
''GIVE YOUR ALL''
''Thus Jehu destroyed Baal from Israel. However Jehu did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin, that is, from the golden calves that were at Bethel and Dan.'' 2 Kings 10:28-29
''Call him a man with a mission. Jehu not only accepted a charge from God to lead Israel as king, he also embraced divine instructions to destroy the house of Ahab and the worship of Baal. God told him not to spare anyone from Ahab's family and to eliminate all traces of Baal worship in Israel. Jehu led brilliantly in fulfilling God's commands, and God commended Jehu for carrying out his mission, even promising him great blessing because of his obedience.
But a problem eventually arose. While Jehu obeyed God to the last detail concerning the destruction of Ahab and the worship of Baal, he compromised his devotion to God by leaving intact some idols from Israel's past. Even after such great success, ''Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart.''
Jehu accomplished great things for the Lord and the kingdom of Israel, but his co ...
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