I am studying 1 and 2 Kings. One of the significant thoughts I am wrestling with is how many times the Bible says, "He did evil in eyes of the Lord." There are far less instances when the Bible records "He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord." These two simple sentences are game changers. When I face the close of each day, which statement will be made of my day? At the end of my life, which statement will be the sum total of how I chose to spend my life? Far too often we get caught in the trap of living for self, feelings, and in pursuit of our own fulfillment. How different would I live, would you live, IF we would live to do what was right in eyes of the Lord, over what we felt like in that moment? How different would our society be if we did so as a community?
On the website, http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/first-kings.html it says: "First Kings was written “to record history but, more important, to teach the lessons of history.”2 As with other historical books in the Old Testament, the history recorded here was meant to preserve not just important events but spiritual truths learned through those events."
Please understand we are accountable. Nothing we do or think is hidden from the eyes of the Lord. It is reassuring to me to know God sees all of me, and loves me anyway. He sees the best of me, the worst of me and He still anoints my life, opens doors, and blesses me. He corrects and disciplines my life when I do evil in the eyes of the Lord. And He encourages and praises me when I do right in the eyes of the Lord. I implore you to take captive your thoughts, motives, and actions; examine them and give them to the Lord. Live in such a way that your life will be characterized as one that did right in the eyes of the Lord. Be influenced by the Word of God, not the constant whims of society. Love fiercely, stand for truth, serve and give generously, worship and pray continually, be bold as a Lion and gentle as a lamb. Let the testimony of your life shout louder than your words.