8th Year 12-13 Edition 3 – 2nd Sam. 24
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Nov 25_2012 II Sam 24
Today we prayerfully read, 2nd Samuel 24. Because of his pride David sins numbering the people. God requires David to choose the punishment for his sin. He chooses the pestilence. At Jerusalem God stays the pestilence. David realizes it is not a sacrifice if he doesn’t pay for it personally. The Lord responds removing the plague from Israel. “24 But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel.” 2 Samuel 24:24-25, English Standard Version (ESV). Look at what happened here as David pays for sin. Praise God, Jesus paid the whole price for our sin. We can’t earn it, buy it or pay for it, we don’t sacrifice to be free of sin. We can make some sacrifices in appreciation of what Jesus has done for us.
Never attempt to pay for God’s gift of salvation. Whatever you do for Jesus, do it out of love for our awesome God! “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 ESV. Please keep the first thing first, that is salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Give God the glory in all things, let him be in charge of every area of your life. Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus, never be averted by the actions of men.
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God Bless you,
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“[Alive in Christ] Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7 ESV.
Can we pay for our sin? – 2 Sam 24