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One Minute Lesson (Lesson 39)

Then Amaziah assembled the men of Judah and set them by fathers’ houses under commanders of thousands and of hundreds for all Judah and Benjamin. He mustered those twenty years old and upward, and found that they were 300,000 choice men, fit for war, able to handle spear and shield.⁶ He hired also 100,000 mighty men of valor from Israel for 100 talents of silver.⁷ But a man of God came to him and said, “O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel, with all these Ephraimites.⁸ But go, act, be strong for the battle. Why should you suppose that God will cast you down before the enemy? For God has power to help or to cast down.”⁹ And Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do about the hundred talents that I have given to the army of Israel?” The man of God answered, “The LORD is able to give you much more than this.”¹⁰ Then Amaziah discharged the army that had come to him from Ephraim to go home again. And they became very angry with Judah and returned home in fierce anger.¹¹ But Amaziah took courage and led out his people and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 men of Seir.


‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭25:6-11‬ ‭


LESSON


Don’t put chasing money before God. The LORD can give you much more than that. This is a hard truth for us to accept at this difficult time when many are struggling to put food on the table. It is certainly true the need for money is greater than ever. And yet the Bible is reminding us that we need God more than money. So as we look to provide for our families, let us not do that in a way that puts God second. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich in His grace.

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