The Influence of One Man
diane amberg, May 9, 2005 at 3:37:00 AM BST
by Don Ruhl
Read the Bible in a Year This morning read Second Kings 1--3
The Influence of One Man
Are you a follower of the Christ? He says to you that you are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, that is, you have influence that you probably do not know you have.
When the kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom decided to attack Moab, the prophet Elisha said to the king of Israel,
14 "As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you" (2 Kin. 3:14).
The wicked king of Israel was about to enjoy victory by the hand of the Lord because of the king of Judah. If the king of Judah were not present, the army of Israel and her king would meet defeat. The presence of one man changed the course of a battle.
Have things turned out differently in your family, school, work, church, or nation simply because of your presence? Who knows? The Lord knows. There is no doubt that your presence has had a positive influence in at least some cases. Therefore, continue on the path of righteousness. Then trust the Lord that He sees you and does things in such a way that even others around you are blessed.
Don Ruhl Church of Christ 220 NE Savage Street Grants Pass, Oregon 97526-1310 541-476-3100
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