A Thought for Your Day — 52

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A Thought for Your Day

There are always consequences to pay for our unrighteous actions. 2 Samuel 12:9-10, ‘Why have you despised the word of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. ‘Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’” The greater our role, the more our actions influence others, therefore the greater the consequence. King David’s grave sin is still bearing consequences today — the sword shall not depart from your house.

And another consequence of David’s sin; even though he pleaded with YHVH for the life of his child conceived in sin, the child died. Fast and weep while there is still opportunity for a situation to change — to wait until after the event has happened is too late to make or influence a change.

2 Samuel 12:22-23, He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’ “But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

Psalm 84:11, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”  At this time in David’s life he was not walking uprightly with YHVH. 1Kings 15:5,” …because David did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.” Can we expect YHVH to hear and answer our prayers when we are in sin? He says to recognize our sin, take responsibility for our actions, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes, and repent of our wicked ways; then scripture says He will hear from heaven.

Luke 6:45-46, “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

Make sure your walk is in line with your talk!