Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 3, 2015

“But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Chronicles chapter 15.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+15&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“1 Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded, 2 and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin:  the Lord is with you when you are with Him.  And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him;  but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.  3 For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.  4 But in their distress they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.  5 In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands.  6 Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.  7 But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.”  2 Chronicles 15:1-7.

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We read in the rest of the chapter that Asa did institute reforms, and we also read of the reward that there was no more wars until the 35th year of Asa’s reign.  Verse 19.

“And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”  Psalm 58:11.

“The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.”  Psalm 18:20.

“May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”  Ruth 2:12.

“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6.

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