“So I will put an end to lewdness in the land, that all women may take warning and not imitate you.”
Father, these two “women” represented Your people. So when You say “all women may take warning and not imitate you,” you mean all countries and all peoples can learn not to make the same mistake the Israelites made with idolatry.
I pray that my country will learn from Your example here and not imitate the idolatry of Samaria and Jerusalem.
I’ve heard it said that sin will take you father than you ever meant to stray, will keep you longer than you ever meant to stay, and cost you more than you ever meant to pay.
Father, do not let this lesson go unnoticed. You are a just God and You judge rightly. Those people only rejected the law of Moses and were judged. How much more will those be judged who live now and know of but reject Your sacrifice on the cross?
You have made a new way for people today to approach You. It is a better way! By Your shed blood, I have the privilege of approaching You boldly, with full assurance and confidence. And so does everyone in the world!
So I draw near to You with a sincere heart, and ask that You show me how to live, encouraging other believers, worshipping You, acting in love, doing good deeds, and defeating the enemy.
Father, the enemy uses all manner of evil to try to defeat me. Help me, Lord; do not be silent. Fight against those who are against You and who attack me and my family.
Show them that You are victorious while they are clothed with shame and disgrace. And I will rejoice in my deliverance, extolling my Father with praise! Amen