Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Chronicles 16:12 (KJV); And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
The world is in the business of setting carnal options before us. It is a tragedy that some people are too eager to jump at them as a lifeline while neglecting God and His Word.
If you search the depths of some people’s indifference long enough, you will realize that alternatives are the reasons why they do not seek God.
Why bother to pray when you have millions of shillings at your disposal for the best possible medical care?
Why bother to seek Him when you have a legion of accomplished relatives to give you your next provision up the ladder of success?
Such was the folly of King Asa. So great was his indifference that not even the severity of disease could bend his knees.
Alternatives are usually taken very lightly, until you start to see their true power. Alternatives can blind you to the ever extended hand of God.
When our theme scripture reveals that in his diseased state, Asa did not seek the Lord but physicians, it means that God was waiting, expectant and ready to help Asa if only he could let go of his pride and look to the master.
Asa died at the hands of the Physicians that thought they could save him. Men today die at the hands of jobs, of rich relatives and friends, of big account balances and of prestigious social standing, all because of the illusion of alternative.
You truly must examine your life and carefully investigate the source of your security and confidence. If it is not God, it is only a matter of time before a true shaking reveals those things for what they truly are—sinking sand.
FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 17:5, Psalm 125:1
GOLDEN NUGGET: You truly must examine your life and carefully investigate the source of your security and confidence. If it is not God, it is only a matter of time before a true shaking reveals those things for what they truly are—sinking sand.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. My trust and hope is in You. You are unshakeable, immovable and ever faithful. No matter how far I go in life, no matter the crowns, the laurels and the success, You will always be my God, my strong tower and my confidence. In Jesus’ name, Amen.