Text: 2 Chro 1-2 | Series: 1 & 2 Chronicles

If you can have one thing going into 2019 what would it be?

God revealed in the Old Testament that consequence of our sins is death. So animal sacrifices was instituted as an atonement of sins. And that ended when Jesus Christ offered Himself as the ultimate and perfect sacrifice by dying on the cross for our sins. 

How does that relate to starting off 2019 right?

Priority of Worship (2 Chronicles 1:1-6)

Sunday Worship Service needs to be a top priority for every family. This needs to be inculcated in every child whether you are on vacation or if you have to choose between Sunday activities and joining corporate worship.

Need for Wisdom (2 Chronicles 1:7-13, James 1:5-11 and James 4:3)

When King Solomon asked God for wisdom as he prepares to build the template it pleased the Lord. God grant him wisdom and understanding beyond measure. He delights to give wisdom to those who truly seek it.  

Solomon was aware of his inadequacy. Are we aware of our own inadequacies? Are our plans for 2019 based on our own abilities? If so let us humbly ask God to depend on His wisdom.

When we turn away from our sins and self-reliance, when we humble ourselves before God, He is sure to bestow His grace upon us through Jesus Christ.

Steps of Obedience (2 Chronicles 1:14-20)

Worship involves declaring our allegiance to God with what we desire and what we love, through our actions and the choices we make. Solomon showed his obedience by building a temple. 

What is the first step of obedience God is speaking to your heart today?

  • Is anything keeping you from loving Jesus Christ?
  • Is there someone you need to share Jesus Christ with?
  • Maybe more generous with what God has given you?
  • To be more disciplined with your time? 
  • Or cut down on unnecessary splurging?
  • Is there someone you need to forgive?
  • Maybe you can start with apologizing to people you have offended?

God gives us wisdom to take the first step.

Let us start off right as Jesus has already taken the first steps for us.

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