The imported people did not worship the Lord, so he sent lions among them and they killed some of the people. 2 Kings 17:25
One of the priests who had been exiled from Samaria came to live in Bethel. He taught them how to worship the Lord. 2 Kings 17:28
“You must always be careful to keep the decrees and ordinances, the laws, and the commands God wrote for you.” 2 Kings 17:37
Lord, there are many who say your ordinances, laws, and commands no longer apply; that we have “progressed” to a place in history where your words are no longer relevant. The people in Samaria held a similar view. They assumed you could be worshipped along side Baal, the god of fertility and “Lord Prince of the Earth.” Even within the Body of Christ today, there are those who believe we honor you by rejecting your words. I pray that your words will find fertile ground in my heart. That through your Holy Spirit you will teach me how to worship you as Lord of my life and Lord of Heaven and Earth. Please send teachers and leaders to instruct those in the Church who do not know how to worship you as Lord. Amen.
If you are always keeping blessings to yourself and never learning to pour out anything “to the Lord” other people will never have their vision of God expanded through you. Oswald Chambers