2 Kings 1:1-18

2 Kings 1:1-18

2 Kings 1:13Vintage message from May 7, 2000.

When people think of you…what might they write about you? Do people see us as a man or woman of God?…

Are you a thorn in the side of someone? Does your life represent God in such a way that there are people in the world who are angry and would prefer you not to be part of their life, so much so that they would even attack you because of what you represent?… The other question that I have to ask myself, that I have to ask you: when God speaks, do we respond the way God wants us to respond to Him, or do we put God on hold? “Not now, Lord. I’ve got other things I’m doing. I’m busy, God. Don’t You know I’m trying to make a life for myself? Don’t You know I’m here working hard so that I can have a comfortable living, a nice home to live in, good transportation?”…

If you are struggling to keep the things that you have, if you are having to work fifty and sixty and seventy hours a week to keep the things that you have, if you are breaking your back to keep the things that you have, then I believe you need to ask yourself, am I seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness? Is that the concern in my heart? Or, are the fancy clothes, the home, the job, is that the concern of my heart? God will give you the things you need. And God, I can guarantee you, will give you abundantly more than you need. He has proven Himself throughout history to be a God Who loves to bless His children, but when He blesses, you don’t have to break your back to receive it. And, if you are killing yourself to make a place in society, then let me tell you, you are not seeking first the kingdom of God.

Pastor Dave Elkins