WARNING: When times are good...

Imagine for a moment that you are at the peak of your life with a great career, a loving family, an inspiring church ministry, excellent health, and you are well-loved and well-respected by many - in short, rousing success in both secular & religious life! Would you take life easy and happily bask in your successes...

King David was at a similar peak of his life when he fell into a terrible sin which led to heartrending troubles in his family (2 Samuel 11-18). He was a man of God, a great king, a talented composer, and a well-respected leader. But he took things easy and let down his spiritual guard... and committed adultery and murder (read Charles Swindoll's "David" for an excellent analysis of David's life).

Even a great person like King David, who was the only person in the Bible to be called "a man after God's own heart" (1 Samuel 13:14), could fall so badly, what about ordinary folks like us?

So let us be extra vigilant during good times and run to the Lord for the grace to remain humble and faithful!

Comments

Ang. said…
I just finished Beth Moore's study of David. What an amazing example is still is to Christians today. Even in his dark times when he fell away from God, we learn so much from him.

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