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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

May 8, 2018

Why would anyone want less than the best? But that's exactly what sin does: it robs us of less than the best God has for us.

"Thus says the Lord God of Israel, 'It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered you from the hand of Saul. I also gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these! Why have you despised the word of the Lord by doing evil in His sight?" (2 Samuel 12.7-9)

David was confronted, and his notorious sin of adultery and murder were exposed. God's displeasure and disappointment are clearly evidenced in His words to David through Nathan the prophet. God had anointed him king, protected him, provided for him, and would have graciously added much more. But, sin had derailed David's progress, and left him with paralyzing consequences. For the rest of his life, he was destined for less than the best.

Sin is defined as "missing the mark." It's not only missing the mark of God's expectations, but missing the mark of God's best for our lives. It's a detour on the kingdom journey; a meaningless side trip away the scenic beauty of the trip God has planned for us. Confessed sin can be forgiven (1 John 2.1-2), but there are consequences. For David the penalty was that "the sword shall never depart from your house" (2 Samuel 12.10).

No one gets it completely right in life. Sin is a fact and a reality. But, understanding that God has a generous path for our lives, and that sin detours us from that path, gives incentive and perspective in battling the sin "which so easily entangles us" (Hebrews 12.1)

Why settle for less than God's best?


Steve

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