“Get Your House in Order”
There once was a good king named Hezekiah. One of his trusted advisers was a prophet, a spokesman for God named Isaiah. Isaiah came to him one day with some bad news, Hezekiah would soon die. And so he told Hezekiah, “Put your house in order, because you will die; you will not recover” (2 Ki. 20:1, my emphasis). What do you do when the doctor tells you that you only have three (3) months to live? Hezekiah was stunned and began to pray and weep before God, he put his house in order, he prayed, and God was merciful to him and gave him fifteen more years.
“Get your house in order,” it’s an expression we use to say that “we are going to arrange our affairs, we are going to make some changes, we are going to work on some areas of our life.” Over the next two Sundays (1/15 and 1/22), I’ll be dealing with some areas of our lives that may need to be put in order in 2017, areas like our walk with the Lord, applying God’s Word to our lives, making peace in our relationships, and getting our finances in order.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey of getting your house in order, for the glory of God and for your good. All are welcomed at Carrollwood Baptist Church where Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Bible studies for all ages is at 9:15 a.m.
Look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3