MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2017 MORNING
2 Chronicles 20:20-21 New International Version (NIV)
20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his[a] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures forever.”
- 2 Chronicles 20:21 Or him with the splendor of
In our passage today we see two examples of the good use of the tongue. Jehoshaphat spoke out to encourage the people to trust in God and have faith that they would succeed. Then the singers used their voice to praise God.
Let us think how we use our tongues and voices and use them to God’s glory.
JUMATATU TAREHE 4 SEPTEMBA 2017 ASUBUHI
2 NYAKATI 20:20-21
20 Wakaamka asubuhi na mapema, wakaenda nje katika jangwa la Tekoa; nao walipokuwa wakitoka, Yehoshafati akasimama, akasema, Nisikieni, enyi Yuda nanyi wenyeji wa Yerusalemu; mwaminini Bwana, Mungu wenu, ndivyo mtakavyothibitika; waaminini manabii wake, ndivyo mtakavyofanikiwa.
21 Naye alipokwisha kufanya shauri na watu, akawaweka wale watakaomwimbia Bwana, na kumsifu katika uzuri wa utakatifu, wakitoka mbele ya jeshi, na kusema, Mshukuruni Bwana; kwa maana fadhili zake ni za milele.
Katika mistari hapo juu tunapata mifano miwili mizuri kuhusu matumizi mazuri ya ulimi na sauti. Kwanza Yehoshafati alitamka maneno mazuri kuwatia watu moyo ili wamtegemee Mungu. Pili waimbaji walitumia sauti zao kumsifu Mungu.
Mungu atusaidie kutumia vizuri sauti zetu kwa kumtukuza yeye na kubariki binadamu wenzetu.