Part Six – An Example from the life of King David!
“Adonai sent Natan to David. He came and said to him, “In a certain city there were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had vast flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing, except for one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared. It had grown up with him and his children; it ate from his plate, drank from his cup, lay on his chest — it was like a daughter to him. One day a traveler visited the rich man, and instead of picking an animal from his own flock or herd to cook for his visitor, he took the poor man’s lamb and cooked it for the man who had come to him.” David exploded with anger against the man and said to Natan, “As Adonai lives, the man who did this deserves to die! For doing such a thing, he has to pay back four times the value of the lamb — and also because he had no pity.” “Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Here is what ADONAI, the God of Israel says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel. I rescued you from the power of Saul. I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives to embrace. I gave you the house of Israel and the house of Judah. And if that had been too little, I would have added to you a lot more. So why have you shown such contempt for the word of ADONAI and done what I see as evil? You murdered Uriah the Hittite with the sword and taken his wife as your own wife; you put him to death with the sword of the people of ‘Amon. Now therefore, the sword will never leave your house — because you have shown contempt for me and taken the wife of Uriah the Hittitie as your own wife.’ Here is what ADONAI says: ‘I will generate evil against you out of your own household. I will take your wives before your very eyes and give them to your neighbor; he will go to bed with your wives, and everyone will know about it. For you did it secretly, but I will do this before all Israel in broad daylight.’” David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against ADONAI. ”Nathan said to David, “ADONAI also has taken away your sin. You will not die. However, because by this act you have so greatly blasphemed ADONAI, the child born to you must die.” 2 Samuel 12:1-14 (CJB)
Wrong Choices – LIMIT GOD!
God gives us complete freedom to make our own choices – if we do not make those choices from God’s perspective, then we are working out of our own selfish nature. That is when none fixable, hurtful, painful events can happen! They can change the course of our lives because we have chosen to do it our way – because we have taken the situation/circumstance out of God’s hands! We have stepped out of God’s WILL! We have LIMITED God! God does NOT fix situations (choices) that were never in His plan for our life – in the first place!
One last point: When we step out of God’s will and make our own choices regarding our lives – we are walking IN disobedience – NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES IT SAY WE ARE TO MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES – SERVANTS OF GOD DON’T DO THAT – HE IS THE MASTER – WE ARE THE SERVANT!