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Conspired

Hello, God has given me something in 2 Chronicles 33:24 which says,

“Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace.”

Amon: Amon was an evil king, like his father. But unlike his dad, he did not humble himself. He made himself more guilty, and did more sin. So, his officials conspired against him, and assassinated him. Then the people killed those who had conspired against Amon.

Us: We are horrible. We are like a skunk, caught in a trap, with our horrible stench of sin surrounding us. Our trapper is Satan. He lured us to the trap that he had set, and we got trapped. We are stuck in our sin, not knowing what to do. We, are hopeless and lost, by ourselves.

Jesus: There is a hope, and He is Jesus. He is our savior.  You might be wondering, ‘How would a mere man save me?’ but, He wasn’t (isn’t) a “mere man”, He is God. He is fully God, and for a time He was fully God and fully man, and in that time, He saved us. He became the perfect sacrifice for us, the Son of God became a sacrifice for us! But why? Why would the perfect son of man, become a sacrifice for wretches? Because He loves us (1 John 4:10, 1 John 3:16, and John 3:16).

Application: How does 2 Chronicles 33:24 apply to our lives? This is a shadow: Jesus became sin for us, and Amon sinned. Amon’s officials conspired against him, and the pharisee’s conspired against Jesus. Jesus is like Amon, Jesus never sinned, but He took on our sin. But when the pharisees conspired against Jesus, Jesus knew exactly what they were planning. He could have stopped them in a heartbeat. One flick of His finger, and they stop. But Jesus didn’t do that, He loved us, so He gave His life for us. Thank You Jesus!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son for me. Thank You for loving me. Please help me to long to be with You, and spend more time with You. Help me to talk with You more, and read Your word more. Please help me to draw close to You. Please strengthen me, and help me to grow in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Love, 1 John 4:10, 1 John 3:16, and John 3:16.

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Beginning verse, 2 Chronicles 33:24,

“Amon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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