TODAY’S MEDITATION – “Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes?” (2 Samuel 12:9)

This is the question the Lord asked David when He sent His prophet, Nathan to confront David with his sin. My brother, my sister, can you read the pain in the Lord’s question? Let’s read what He says to understand that God is in pain whenever we do things that bring calamity into our lives: “I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes?” (2 Samuel 12:7-9). My son, why did you do this? Why?

Oh have mercy Lord! The Lord says to David if what I have given you was no enough for you, I would have given you more… but instead of asking me for more, you chose to go against my Word to try and achieve your goals… WHY? Because I cannot ignore my Word, now you need to suffer the calamity that comes along with your disobedience. My friend, God is never pleased whenever we do things that are against His Word. Why? Because He grieves that we are pushing ourselves away from His loving providing hand. We can’t live as His children thinking we can get away with sin. God has not changed and He is the same forever. My friend, it is not because we do confess our sins to God that the consequences of our sins are erased. We sometimes have the misunderstanding of this reality. David’s sin was indeed wiped away by God, but let’s read the Word: “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for[a] the Lord, the son born to you will die.” (2 Samuel 12:13-14). It’s crucial for us to understand that sin has consequences and that consequences leads to death, spiritual or physical… (Romans 6:23). My friends, even simple sins as gossiping or slander cause death and have consequences in our spiritual life. Simple: there is no small or big sin before God: sin or SIN leads to death. Let’s learn not to despise the Word of the Lord by doing what is evil in His eyes to be able to enjoy the abundant life that Jesus offered us for free. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.