Monday Re:Verse Blog Post – 5/20/19

Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 24 (day one)

Join us as Senior Pastor Chris Johnson, Associate Pastor Aaron Hufty and Associate Pastor Bryan Richardson walk us through 2 Samuel 24.

3 thoughts on “Monday Re:Verse Blog Post – 5/20/19”

  1. Perhaps God had already prepared a place in Heaven for the 70,000 (or Hell). We look at such deaths as a tragic event with our earthly eyes. But like Joseph’s captivity, what was tragedy turned out for the good.

  2. David’s life reflected a life of a human being. Human errors occur when we are most vulnerable. David’s attitude is so different from power-hungry and selfish individuals who will go to great lengths in order to get into positions of domination. Joab’s personality is just the opposite of David’s. There is a lesson learned here when we work with someone with a different personality. It can be a weakness but can also be a strength! We just know how to make good use of the strengths and to minimize conflicts.

    David’s sin had a ripple effect and caused others sorrow and pain, including his own family. Sin spreads like cancer. Bad behaviors spread faster than good. The consequences of making sinful decisions (spiritual) or immoral, unethical or illegal decisions (social, economic) can be very tragic and we may never recover from those sinful or unwise decisions. Bad consequences can affect many generations!

    What we can learn from 2 Samuel are 1) what frame (Satan’s way or God’s way) do we use in making decisions; and, 2) God forgives our sins if we confess and repent from the heart and rewards those who obey, trust and seek Him.

    God blessed David as he was the man of God’s heart and forgave him for the sins he created due to his vulnerability or his weakest moments as a human being should give us hope for eternity.

    Who model our way of life? It is good to examine often and change directions if we are heading the wrong path!! Self-awareness and change are the best course of actions! May God bless you all!

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