Week 22   Day 2



i was visiting with a couple the other evening
and in the course of the conversation

            the lady told me she was a grandmother

            and with that revelation there was a transformation 

       she lit up 

       she glowed 

       she beamed 

       she was delirious with delight 


the man nodded his head affirming his grandfather status 

but his response was a little more controlled 

            he treasured the response of his wife 

            he grinned over the joy of his wife 

                 he smiled lovingly at his wife 

                 he delighted over the one at whom he gazed 


two people taking wonderful delight 

            in their grandchildren 

            and in each other 

            and treasuring that experience 


God's response to us is something like that 

for God takes great delight in us too 

because we are precious to him 

because he loves us 

because he honors us 

because he abides with us 


our God delights in us 

take joy and rejoice in that  






                           CIRCUIT-RIDING TEACHERS
The Lord is with you wherever you go, so do what is right.
                                 II Chronicles 17, 18 & 19


     1Jehoshaphat his son reigned, and strengthened himself

against Israel.  2He placed troops in all the fortified cities of

Judah, and set garrisons in the land, and in the cities which

Asa his father had taken.  3The Lord was with Jehoshaphat,

because he walked in the former ways of David, he did not

seek the Baals, 4but sought the God of his father, and walked

in His commandments and not according to the acts of Israel. 

    5Therefore the Lord established the kingdom; all Judah
gave presents to Jehoshaphat, and he had riches and honor
abundance.  6His heart took delight in the ways of the Lord;

he removed the high places and wooden images from Judah.

     7In the third year of his reign he sent his leaders, Ben-Hail,

Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Michaiah, to teach in the

cities of Judah.  8With them he sent Levites and priests. 

9So they taught in Judah, and had the Book of the Law of

the Lord with them; they went throughout all the cities of

Judah and taught the  people.

     12After some years he went down to visit Ahab in Samaria. 

3Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with

me against Ramoth Gilead?"  And he answered him, "We will

be with you in the war." 

     28So the king of Israel and the king of Judah went up to

Ramoth Gilead.  33Now a certain man drew a bow at random,

and struck the king of Israel between the joints of his armor,

and about the time of sunset he died. 

     1Jehosphaphat returned safely to his house in Jerusalem. 

2And Jehu the son of Hanani went out to meet him and said,

"Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the

Lord?  3Nevertheless good things are found in you, in that

you have removed images from the land, and have prepared

your heart to seek God."

     4Jehoshaphat went out again among the people from

Beersheba to the mountains of Ephraim, and brought them

back to the Lord God of their fathers.  5He set judges in the

land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

6and said to the judges, "Take heed to what you are doing,

for you do not judge for man but for the Lord.  Take care 

there is no partiality, nor taking of bribes."   8He commanded

the chief fathers, saying, "Act faithfully 11 and behave

courageously, for the Lord will be with the good."
             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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