THURSDAY 19TH JANUARY, 2020
THEME: God Knows Your Secret
PASSAGE: 2 Samuel 12:1-14
HYMN: MHB: 344 – JESUS, the sinner’s Friend, to Thee,
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 139:7 “Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?”
God was totally displeased with the sins of adultery and murder committed by King David. He then sent the Prophet Nathan to tell David what he had done. When Nathan came to David, he used the parable of the rich man and poor man to show him that his sins were not hidden.
When King David heard it, he was very annoyed, and immediately pronounced his judgment on the rich man. He declared that the rich man deserved to die, and he shall restore the lamb fourfold because he had no pity. He did not know that he was the person.
God Almighty, before whom no secret is hidden and who knows the secret of our heart, directed Prophet Nathan to tell David that he was the one who did the injustice to the poor man (II Sam. 12:7-10).
Nathan condemned David’s injustice and then pronounced God’s judgment upon him that, the sword of the Ammonites with which he killed Uriah shall never depart from his house; God would stir up evil against David from his own house; God would take David’s wives before his eyes and give them to his neighbours who would sleep with them while he is still alive under the sun, and the child that Bathsheba (Uriah’s wife) would bear from the act of sin shall die.
David regretted his actions. He was sober, remorseful, confessed his sin and repented wholeheartedly.
Brethren note that nothing is hidden from God. Do away with secret sins, confess them to God, repent and forsake them. We must never think that God does not know even the intent of sin in our heart. He cannot be deceived or mocked.
PRAYER: Lord, guide and empower me with the Holy Spirit to live above sin in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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