BLESSED BY A CONVICTED HEART


PSALM 17

Allowing God to convict your heart when you’ve wronged someone and not being selfish is two of the best things you could do because it allows you to grow. Not only does it allow you to grow, when you’re looking out for the good of others outside of your-self blessings usually flow. I would like to share with you a story about two men that experienced having their hearts convicted.

The men in the story below intended on looking out for themselves (selfishness) but instead allowed their hearts to be convicted turning their wrong intentions into right. Here is the back drop of their story. There was a famine in their land so they intended to turn themselves over to the Arameans and surrender so they could be provided for. Instead though the LORD caused the Arameans to the hear sounds of chariots and horses and a great army. Here is what happened next!!!

2 Kings 7:6-9 New International Version (NIV)

for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!”

7 So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives.

8 The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp, entered one of the tents and ate and drank. Then they took silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also.

9 Then they said to each other, “What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.”

10 So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, “We went into the Aramean camp and no one was there—not a sound of anyone—only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents left just as they were.” 11 The gatekeepers shouted the news, and it was reported within the palace.

The convicted hearts of these men brought a blessing to their people saving them from starvation. What is it that you need to be convicted of? It might not only bring a blessing to you, but also to someone else.

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