The Journey with Ron Moore

Time to Come Back Home

Devotion Text

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. And when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God.

Many Christians experience times in their lives when they are far from the Lord. But all heaven rejoices when a wayward child comes back home. That’s what happened to King Manasseh.

Manasseh was a king who “did evil in the eyes of the Lord” and dragged his country down the path away from God. But God got Manasseh’s attention by sending the king of Assyria to take him captive (more specifically, the Assyrian king “put a hook in [Manasseh’s] nose, bound him with bronze shackles, and took him to Babylon). In his distress, Manasseh humbled himself. God saw the sincerity of the king’s heart and restored the kingdom.

Maybe you are a bit like Manasseh. You have made mistakes in your life and have the scars to prove it. But today is the day to humble yourself before God. Today is the day to seek His forgiveness. It is time to come back home.

Father, thank You for reminding us through the story of Manasseh that there is no sin that You cannot forgive. Prod the wanderer to come back home. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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2 comments on “Time to Come Back Home

Christine Muehlbauer

I have been reading you daily devotionals for a couple of years. I start my day with these daily devotionals prior to my praying time. It preps me for prayer time in the sweetest way. I always appreciate this. Thank you.

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Thank you, Christine, appreciate the kind words.

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