Dear fellow believers in Jesus Christ,
I just finished reading 2 Kings and am left wondering when will we humans learn to obey God with all our heart, soul and strength? You’d think that we would have learned a thing or two from Adam and Eve, but no! Each king is given the golden opportunity to obey God and to be a shining example of righteousness to the people of Jerusalem and Judah, but most failed miserably! Hey, this sounds all too familiar! King George Carlton Leeper was 13 years old when he became king, and he reigned in Pittsburgh fifty-two years. His mothers name was Jane. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord! You see, this is not the king that we should aspire to emulate. We need to be like King Josiah! Josiah was eight years old when he became king and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left. The Old Testament is very dense and difficult to read. However, there is one thing that I will remember. Do evil in the eyes of the Lord and it will not go well for us. Do right in the eyes of the Lord and life will be a more fulfilling ride. Each day I pray that God will teach me his ways, that I may walk in the truth (Psalm 86:11-13).
George Carlton Leeper, SPC Member