Ever do something that you've come to regret? Did it have awful consequences?
Take time and read this account of David in 1 Chronicles 21. Please stop and take the time...
David seemed to have a bit of a knack for arrogant decisions that resulted in heavy consequences. This sounds much too familiar to me! sigh. BUT, here is what struck me in this story. When David repented before God, God relented on carrying out the full punishment. The place where God stopped, was the very spot that the Tabernacle was built in Jerusalem... where God's presence would dwell!
Do you see it?! God's place of dwelling is at the point of His Mercy. It is found in our humility & brokenness. This is where He delights to be. This is where we experience the beauty of His holiness.
How great God is and how feeble I am. I am a pendulum in my head, but God is my Rock. I am no better than those who frustrate me, but God is my Rock.
Hang on to those who live like David. They may do foolish things, but they always come back to God in extravagant surrender.
[to provide support for or relief to; help or assist]
"But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down..."
"How deep, how wide is the love of God..." What God loves, He loves always.
What a title! This is exactly what God is. He breaks through with power for those who are seeking & running after His heart. He saves. He delivers. He redeems.
Seeing is NOT believing. Believing is trust and you cannot always see what you are trusting in. Faith is acting on that trust. I believe, so I speak... (2 Corinthians 4:13)
God is faithful and rewards those who cling to & follow in His ways. You will not only find rest by holding fast to the LORD, but you will find favour & wisdom.
Psalm 62:1 How quickly I forget to trust in God! When this happens all peace just goes out the window. BUT... when I remember and place my trust back where it belongs, my faith is renewed and my soul finds rest.
We live by our choices. You can act & risk to be perceived in a wrong way OR you can do nothing & not be perceived at all. (Bruce Mann)
Matthew 6:34. Ever since my brother & his wife died in 1990, I am conscious of this simple fact... I have today. Yesterday is gone & tomorrow will always become another today. Thank God for today.
Please inquire for the word of the LORD today. 1 Kings 22:5