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2 Chron 27:2
And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had done (although he did not enter the temple of the LORD). But still the people acted corruptly.
One thing I like about reading II Chronicles is that as you are reading of the different kings who reigned, you get excited for those who followed the Lord and feel disappointed with those who don't. When I read each name I hope in my heart that they would follow after God, but sad to say so many didn't and followed after pagan man made false gods. When they do, not only would the king suffer, but the people would also suffer because they seemed to follow the current kings direction, but not in all cases.
I remember when I read today's devotional verse and I read the first sentence: And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD
I got all excited for this king. Then I read the last sentence: But still the people acted corruptly.
We seem to think that if we have a godly man running the country that the country would also be godly, but as we just read this is not the case.
Even if you think about it, we do have a president who loves the Lord and will proclaim it, but our country hasn't turned to the Lord.
We still have pagan gods that we worship like sex, drugs, violence, homosexuality, adult bookstores, bars, even palm readers in every city.
I think it's great to have a godly president and I support him 100% as he follows the Lord.
But the only time things here in the USA as well as the world will we finally stop serving false gods and worship the true and living God is when Jesus comes to reign.
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.