We looked last week at how David accepted God place as sovereign, one who has supreme power and authority in his life. God could have spared the child but the child died. David accepted God’s actions and was not at odds with God. David had been out of step with God from the time he stepped out on the roof and saw Bathsheba bathing, now it was time to reclaim his position of being after God’s own heart. We can get out of step also, we can take matters into our own hands and appear to have walked away from God. God still wants the confession, not the simple statement of “I Did It!” but the confession You are God, You are the Lord of my life.
We need to accept God’s all-knowing, we see the idea of what we want, what we think we need, God will always be in reality and the consequences of those actions.
We often find it easy to agree with God on the big stuff we would never consider murder but we find ourselves not agreeing with God on the small stuff. The more small stuff we decide we don’t need to agree with God on will lead us to bigger stuff. God directs us to live one way and we have very good arguments why it is not necessary or as beneficial to do it the way God directed us, so we cheat. We drive just a little faster than the speed limit because we are late. We take the extra money from the teller or clerk because it was their mistake not ours. We make concessions for the things God has said “no” about and then later we find ourselves in actual trouble. At times we may even question God, why did He let that happen.
We do not agree with God and then we wonder why our lives are suffering.
God wants the best for us! Not always what we think is best but what He knows is best for us.
We must realize God’s wisdom transcends all events not just the major ones. Sometimes God will direct us to change our way, we comply and then later wonder if it really matters.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
David was a man described as being after God’s own heart. What describes us, we like to think we are generous kind and loving. But do our actions show that we are after God’s heart. If you have not sought God with all your heart the time to start is now!
Written by Joyce E Poggensee
Verses reference Jeremiah 29:11-13
This concludes the I Did it! Series.