Wednesday, October 14 2020
THE STEPS TO DELIVERANCE
But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to declare My statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth, seeing you hate instruction and cast My words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have been a partaker with adulterers. you give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit. you sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. These things you have done, and I kept silent; you thought that I was altogether like you; but I will rebuke you, and set them in order before your eyes. Psalm 50:16-20
David had sinned against the Most High God by committing adultery with his neighbor's wife and then ordering her husband Uriah to be killed in battle by sending him to the forefront and then by pulling back from him, allowing the enemy to kill him.
Although a diabolical scheme of adultery and murder, David wasn't convicted of his heinous sins because his heart had been hardened and his only thoughts were to marry his adulterous bride and sweep the whole mess under the carpet. Bathsheba was pregnant and conceived a child which would soon die because of their sins and God was about to expose this travesty of His justice by sending His prophet Nathan!
Justifying our sins is a deadly proposition that opens the door for the powers of darkness to enter one's life and begin to rob, kill and destroy from the inside out! It is bad enough to sin against God and your neighbor, but to allow the devil access to your own life and the lives of your family can be devastating. "The wages of sin is death!"
“Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver: Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation (deliverance) of God.” Psalm 50:22,23
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin