Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lord don't leave me to myself

The other day I was reading about King Hezekiah, and how he sadly flopped after he had recovered from his sickness:
2 Chronicles 32:31 And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.

It says that "God left him to himself". I read this and thought, "God don't leave me to myself! I know what's in my heart, I need you to keep me from evil."

This kind of scripture makes me all the more pray,
Psalm 141:4 Do not let my heart incline to any evil!

Matthew 6:13 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

and to ask that God's hand would be upon, and cause me to humble myself, and repent,

2 Chronicles 30:11 However, some men of Asher, of Manasseh, and of Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. 12 The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the LORD.