There’s nothing new under the sun. If it is happening today, it took place before and has been recorded in the pages of God’s Word.
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
The story below is a very interesting chapter written in the Bible about King David, a man after God’s own heart. One of King David’s traits that is admirable, David owned up to his sin. He never shifted the blame on anyone else. His loyalty to God resulted in his admission that the sin he committed was against God. He valued his relationship with God more than the sin he committed.
How many times when we are caught in the act of sin, do we look to blame others? Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent. Sin is always lurking outside our doors. The devil walks around the earth looking to catch any one of us with our guard down. He respects no one regardless of our portfolio. Satan tightens the noose around our necks with those secret sins we struggle with.The only thing that burns up the appetite for sin in our lives is called ‘Starvation’ -we must refuse to satisfy our weaknesses by staying connected to the Word of God.
Sin may be pleasurable for a season , but it eventually leads to your own death.
Here’s the story of King David:
“The Lord sent the prophet Nathan to David. Nathan went to him and said, “There were two men who lived in the same town; one was rich and the other poor. The rich man had many cattle and sheep, while the poor man had only one lamb, which he had bought. He took care of it, and it grew up in his home with his children. He would feed it some of his own food, let it drink from his cup, and hold it in his lap. The lamb was like a daughter to him.
One day a visitor arrived at the rich man’s home. The rich man didn’t want to kill one of his own animals to fix a meal for him; instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared a meal for his guest.”
****David became very angry at the rich man and said, “I swear by the living Lord that the man who did this ought to die! For having done such a cruel thing, he must pay back four times as much as he took.”
**** “You are that man,” Nathan said to David.
**** “And this is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I made you king of Israel and rescued you from Saul. I gave you his kingdom and his wives; I made you king over Israel and Judah. If this had not been enough, I would have given you twice as much. Why, then, have you disobeyed my commands? Why did you do this evil thing? You had Uriah killed in battle; you let the Ammonites kill him, and then you took his wife! Now, in every generation some of your descendants will die a violent death because you have disobeyed me and have taken Uriah’s wife. I swear to you that I will cause someone from your own family to bring trouble on you. You will see it when I take your wives from you and give them to another man; and he will have intercourse with them in broad daylight.
**** You sinned in secret, but I will make this happen in broad daylight for all Israel to see.’”
“I have sinned against the Lord,” David said.
Nathan replied, “The Lord forgives you; you will not die.”
2 Samuel 12:1-13 GNTD
May we value our relationship with God and say like King David “I have sinned against the Lord.”