A reminder for today
And David said to God, "I am the one who called for the census! I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are as innocent as sheep—what have they done? O LORD my God, let your anger fall against me and my family, but do not destroy your people." (1 Chronicles 21:17)
“Hey, Hey it’s Friday!!” It has been a long and challenging week and the best part is that there is going to be many more, but I think in our preparation for the battle that still awaits us and our constant study of the Word of God, we can be successful and victorious at each and every corner.
David, having sinned against God, asks God to punish him and not the people. This once again just astonishes me in the heart and depth of the man God chose to be king. David shows so much character in this one statement and in our week of victories this is one aspect of David that we must make our own. The heart of David and the understanding of the consequences of his acts made this man truly remarkable. He is victorious in this sense, because he took what the enemy intended for destruction and changed it for good.
My dear friend, you and I are in the privileged position of having Jesus Christ as the one that took our punishment so that God’s anger cannot fall against us. Do not think for one moment that God wants to punish you. God wants to see you grow in His love and become the person you are intended and planned to be. So as we stare in the face of all the troubles that awaits us, we stare with a new look of determination, because we know that these problems are not from God. They are deviously planned and executed by satan, and they have but no effect on us, because God is in us and we are in Him. This position of safety will enable us to stand up against any and all challenges and face them head on and fearless.
Our victory verse for today is 1 Corinthians 10:13 - The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
God will never allow you to be tempted and challenged above your abilities. You can and will defeat all challenges in the name of Jesus.
“The goal of temptation is to make you fall. So it is the devil who tempts you, not God!” – Pedro Okoro
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus