Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rebelling Wisely - Devotion on Genesis 14

Scripture: Genesis 14:4-5
For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated [those who rebelled].

Have you ever been in a circumstance that you couldn’t stand any longer? You had endured, and endured, and endured until you thought you couldn’t take it for one second longer. Maybe it was a job, or a relationship. Maybe it was a sickness or the place where you lived.

A group of kings had been subject to Kedorlaomer for 12 years, and they decided enough had been enough. They banded together and rebelled. They said, “We’re not going to take it anymore. We’re going to war!”

But what happened?

They rebelled in the 13th year and were crushed a year later when Kedorlaomer and his loyal allies came out to pay them a visit. God did not support their rebellion, and their situation turned out worse than it was in the beginning.

As Christians, there are some things that we shouldn’t sit back and take. If sin is ruling over your life, rebel against the devil’s power and know that the Lord is with you.

But if there’s another circumstance weighing down your spirit, be wise. Is God telling you to rebel against that situation, or does He want you to endure it a little longer and learn something else from this time in your life?

Seek guidance from the Holy Spirit and wait for His timing and His power to bring a change in your life.

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