CHARACTER STUDY: KING DAVID 25

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 11:13 “And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.”

King David tries to make Uriah to go to his wife and sleep with her, yet the husband of Bathsheba would not go home to the wife. David has been successful in most of his life because in all those times he acted to honour God. This time he was acting against the word of God and so he has no grace to make him succeed. Dear child of God be sure that any wrong action you undertake will never have God’s approval. If you give bribe to obtain a job, be sure God is not involved.

When all of David’s plans to get Uriah go to his house failed, he decided to use his position as the king to do something God had not asked any man to do. He planned Uriah’s death. David at this moment rebelled against the word of God. No man must take the life of his neighbour. How on Earth could a man like David get to such a extend. He allowed his position as a king to dominate his awareness that he is a king by grace. Dear leader or person of authority never feel your life is more valuable than the life of another human. Position and authority is God’s design to fulfill His (God’s) program. It does not make you a better human than another human.

Did David have to go that far? No, he should have admitted his sin before God and then informed the elders of Israel who would have handled the case in the light of God’s law as well as David’s position as the king. His main concern was to hide the issue of the baby. TRUTH CAN NEVER BE COVERED. RATHER FACE IT TODAY AND BE AT PEACE TOMORROW.

This act of immorality had been a Waterloo for all kinds of people including pastors. How can the child of God keep himself? The Lord’s answer is an acknowledgement of the work of the cross. Any man who comes to Christ no longer has his old man of sin reigning in him. (Romans 6:6). The very spirit in him is the Spirit of Christ. He becomes a spirit living in a human body. Never lose consciousness of the fact that you are a spirit living in a human body. You are not just a spirit, but your very spirit is the spirit of Christ. As a man you can easily fall. As a spirit you can’t fall. Always maintain that you are a spirit housed in a body. Your body is a house in which you express yourself. Take time to build this consciousness into you. You are a perfect spirit and can’t sin. (1st John 3:9) Say this to yourself daily. Never say I am a man and can easily sin. This is where most men, even great ministers faulter and Satan takes advantage of them. Your words control you.

CONFESSION

My spirit is one with the Spirit of Christ. My spirit is my real self. My body is a house for me. My spirit which is the spirit of Christ cannot sin. I cannot sin. My body never dictates to me for I rule over my body and I am always led by my spirit.

FURTHER STUDIES.

1 John 3:9 ” Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

Romans 6:14 ” For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

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