Tuesday, December 27, 2016
2 Samuel 24:14
I am going to try to do a better job and putting some of my devotionals up. I hope they encourage you with your walk with the Lord.
So this devo happened through reading a kids Bible with my kids before bed. It got me thinking more and more so I had to get my Bible out and do a little more reading.
2 Samuel 24:14- "I'm in a desperate situation! David said to Gad, "Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands."
Wow! David screwed up again and had sinned against the Lord. God gave him three options for the sin and even though David didn't pick any of the three the Lord delivered the consequence- three days of terrible things- death of 70,000 people. David must have felt a lot of pain and heart ache knowing his sin cause the death of so many people. David though realized that God would still have mercy and after all of this heart ache David built a new alter.
The big thing that stands out in this story is the scripture above- 2 Samuel 24:14- "Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands." How often in our every day life do we fall into the hands of each other instead of our Father God? I know this story has so much more when you read into it but lets be honest- How often do we respond like David- He knew he screwed up big time yet he trusts God and no other human. He knows his God is a merciful God! Do we have that same kind of though process? Or do we look for the next self help book, or blast another social media post about our feelings, or trust a co-worker or friend instead of bringing it straight to the one who can solve the problem, lighten the burden, and show you the right answer??
We have not taken this example of David's to heart. We need to be desperate for God to continue to show us HIS mercy as they are new every day!
Jesus, help us rely on you and your mercies every day. Thank you God that we can run to you and not human hands. I trust you God so help us to run to you when we are desperate and not the world. Amen