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Set Apart

Read 2 Kings 9:1 through 10:36

“When you get there, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi. Go to him, get him away from his companions and take him into an inner room” (2 Kings 9:2).

God set Jehu apart for a special mission, but Jehu could not receive it in the company of his friends. The prophet needed Jehu’s undivided attention to hear the word of the Lord. Jehu went out from that place and fulfilled God’s purposes.

Many people in the Bible moved away from family and friends so they could prepare for their calling. Called by God, Abraham left his family and country. Joseph’s brothers sold him, not knowing that Joseph would one day save his family’s lives. Jesse sent David out to shepherd the flock, not seeing it as preparation for a kingship.

Have you felt set apart from people? This may be God’s plan to get you alone with Him and develop a relationship. This separation can protect you from naysayers and doubt. Take the time to seek God’s purpose of His setting you apart.

Thought for Today: Today’s preparation leads to tomorrow’s victory.

Quicklook: 2 Kings 9:1–10


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