King Jeru was the only good king from the North, but his failure was repeating the sins of his fathers. When we have sin we repeat, where can we turn?
2 Kings 10:28-31 (HCSB)
28 Jehu eliminated Baal worship from Israel, 29 but he did not turn away from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit—worshiping the gold calves that were in Bethel and Dan. 30 Nevertheless, the LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in carrying out what is right in My sight and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in My heart, four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel.” 31 Yet Jehu was not careful to follow the instruction of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins that Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.
I. Jehu – I Am My Own Worst Enemy
II. Out Of Control
III. The Enemy Of Entitlement
IV. The More Monster
V. The Enemy Of Emptiness
A. How Do We Defeat The Enemy Of Emptiness?
John 4:13-14 (HCSB)
13 Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again.14 But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.”
B. Where Do We Find The Discipline To Defeat Our Own Worst Enemy?
Romans 7:24-25a (ESV)
24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!