Yet…

Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king.  Then the king hearkened unto them.  And they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.  Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the Lord: and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.

II Chronicles 24:17-19

“Yet.”  Yet is a powerful word.  In this passage, King Joash had been under the Godly influence of Jehoiada and had let the nation accordingly.  However, after the death of Jehoiada, ungodly prices of Judah came to the king and he started listening to them.  They caused him, and the whole country with him, to “leave the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and serve groves and idols”.  The king and the people rejected God and started worshipping and serving false gods.

“Yet.”  “Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the Lord.”  Even though they had made a conscious choice to reject God and serve other gods, still God had enough compassion on them to send His Word to them.  The same is true of us.  When we reject God, He still has mercy on us and still tries to send His Word to bring us back to Himself.  He is a God who “delights in mercy” (Micah 7:18).  There have been many times I have rejected Him and He could have destroyed me on the spot.  “Yet” He sent His word and had mercy on me.  I am very thankful for the “yet” moments in my life.

Unfortunately, Joash didn’t heed the prophets.  But we do not have to make the same mistake.  When we mess up, we need to take heed to the “yets” that God gives us!

2 responses to this post.

  1. I say “yes!” to the “yet” moments! 🙂 God bless you, Ben!

    Reply

  2. Yes! Thanks Deb!

    Reply

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