FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:9-12
2 Samuel 12:9-12 says, “Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon. Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.” That is God’s judicial intervention in the life of King David in order to save him. God says, ‘Look, you have sown some sin that you are going to have to reap but if you will turn and will repent and acknowledge your sin, then I will save you. That is a covenant that Jesus guarantees for you and I. He will never let us get so far that He will not confront us and tell us what it is going to cost but He will also save us if we will acknowledge and repent of our sin. That is what the Lord does as we acknowledge and repent! We must own our own stuff, and say, ‘yes Lord, I did it’! For the people who will own their own stuff, growth and advancement are guaranteed. God will forgive us and redeem, He will cleanse us and will restore us. The question is, Are we smart enough to be honest and confess and repent? That is what God demands. We must own our own actions. That is integrity and that is character building! God is not mocked, whatever a man sows that he also reaps. The shedding of innocent blood defines murder. The shedding of innocent blood is murder! Support abortion and risk God’s penalty!