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God watches your testimony -- Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Sudhakar

Scripture : 'Nevertheless there are good things found in thee' 2 Chronicles 19:3

King Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, aligned himself with King Ahab to fight against the King of Syria. As he was in the battle field, the enemies thought that he was the King of Israel and compassed about him to fight. Jehoshaphat cried out to the LORD and God moved them to depart from him. God sent His prophet Jehu and pointed out that he had helped the ungodly and loved them that hated the LORD. Because of this the LORD was angry with him. But the LORD spared him because He saw some goodness in the life of Jehoshaphat and said, 'You have taken away the groves out of the land and prepared thine heart to seek God.' God recognised it and gave him a lease of life and covered him with His hand.

Dear child of God, whenever it is possible to build God's Kingdom and help the servants of God and the church of God and if it is within your reach, give your money for that cause. Always have the LORD God as your only way and remove everything that displeases God in your life. As Jehoshaphat cleaned the place of the groves, you should also remove the groves in your heart. Sanctify your life and be led by the Word of the LORD. Your good works will help you in the time of need. The LORD will remember you as he remembered Jehoshaphat.

As you read this portion, check your life for good things in which God is pleased. Store up your warehouse with good testimony in the sight of God. Stock your deeds that will bring glory to God's Name. All these things will be remembered by God.

Prayer : LORD, help me to do good at all times. Amen.

Thought for the Day : Good deeds done in Jesus' name are always remembered.