SINCERE MILK: CHILDREN DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
MONDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2020
TOPIC: DOUBLE STANDARD
TEXT: 2 KINGS 17:33-40
KEY VERSE: “They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence” (2 Kings 17:33).
No one can serve two masters at the same time. You will either please one and hurt the other, or offend both of them. Serving God should be a straight forward affair. God wants His children to serve Him with their whole hearts and not live a double standard life like the children of Israel did.
They were God’s chosen people who had abandoned the living God to worship the idols of the nations around them. God allowed the king of Assyria to carry all the children of Israel captive to a strange place in Babylon. The king now replaced the children of Israel with the idol worshipping people of Babylon. The lessons here are that sin and backsliding:
(i) Remove God’s protection.
(ii) Makes a child of God to suffer defeat and affliction in the hand of the enemies.
(iii) Results in the loss of one’s precious heritage and possessions to strangers who do not appreciate its value.
God’s command to you is that you should fear and serve Him in truth and in righteousness, and do not serve any other god beside Him. God cannot share His glory with anyone. Obey God in all your ways and do not live a double standard life.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I will serve You in truth and in righteousness all the days of my life.
FURTHER READING: Deuteronomy 31:12, 13