May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017

1 CHRONICLES 18-21

Focus Verse: David said to God, “I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly.”
1 Chronicles 21:8

 

This is the difference between the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David. Saul knew the errors of his way and continued to walk in them because it was too difficult to turn back; he would have lost far too much respect from the people for admitting that he’d messed up and needed to repent. David on the other hand, never seemed to care what the people though as long as God was pleased with his actions, so when he messed up and knew God was unhappy with him, he turned from his sin and repented.

 

It would be absolutely foolish, especially after actually reading the Bible, to say that David was a better man than Saul, that he was holier than Saul, that he kept God’s law better than Saul. They both were equally flawed. We all are equally flawed. It’s what we do with our flaws that defines where we stand with God. Do we persist in our sin and continue in our ways? Grace covers it so we can keep on walking in the junk? Or do we recognize our calling to be sons and daughters of the Most High God and turn from our mistakes and walk in that calling, that new life?

 

Jesus Christ has made a way for you and me to be reunited with Him and His Father. All we have to do is follow Him. If you’ve been running away, turn and follow. If you’ve been following but got lost down a side street or sin or of religion and legalism, turn back and get on the main road: a relationship with God! No matter where you’ve been, no matter what you’ve done, it is never too late to turn.

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