Common Sense

Sometimes the people in the Bible can be very funny. Amaziah was funny, but in a very sad way.

II CHRONICLES 25:14 – 15
14 ΒΆ Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

As I said, I found this amusing, but in a sad way. Maybe we can laugh some at history. One would have thought it would have been common sense that if the gods of a conquered people couldn’t save them, how are they going to help you?

I can’t laugh at how this scripture might apply to our lives today. Do we go chasing after things of the world, which cannot deliver happiness to us? We set things before us to “enjoy”…but are they the right things? Would the same prophet that spoke to Amaziah be speaking like things to us today? “How can things created by this world, make someone who is not of this world happy?”

Enjoy the humor in the scriptures, but also try to understand the gravity behind it.

-Bro Trevor

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