WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Scripture: I Chronicles 21:14-25
David chose to be in the Hand of the Lord. The angel came to destroy, went into Jerusalem killing and stopped at the threshing floor of Ornan. David came to buy the threshing floor so he could offer an offering to the Lord. Ornan said, go ahead and take it. But King David in verse 24 said, “No, but I will surely buy it for the full price, for I will not take what is yours for the Lord, nor offer burnt offerings with that which costs me nothing.” And David gave six-hundred shekels of gold by weight which by today’s standards would be $1,728,000 for Ornan’s threshing floor. But what did David buy? David just bought the Temple Mount. He bought the place where mercy was shown him, and where the angel stopped destroying. Redemption is part of God’s covenant and we need to believe for it in the midst of any failure. Because the temple is in us, we are Ornan’s threshing floor to start judgment on the guilty and bring mercy to the innocent!