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“Now what?” is a really great question to wrestle with this week.
Yesterday we said that before we can focus on the now, we have to deal with the past.
Simply put: we have to put our past behind us.
When we don’t deal with our past, it becomes our present and taints our future.
King David had to learn this lesson. He had some skeletons in his closet that needed to be dealt with. Take a few minutes to read 2 Samuel 11.
David’s story teaches us 3 things that sin does:
- Sin will always that you farther than you are willing to go.
David’s sin started with just a casual glance but quickly escalated. He slept with Bathsheba and she became pregnant. He didn’t plan for that!
- Sin will always keep you longer than you are willing to stay.
Once he found out she was pregnant, he tried to find a way to cover it up. Ultimately he ended up having her husband killed!
- Sin will always cost you more than you are willing to pay.
There were real consequences for David’s sin. Ultimately he and his household were judged.
I’ve had a few people ask me why God hates sin so much. I think there are a lot of reasons, but one thing is for sure, it always brings pain and destruction.
Is there an area of your life that seems to have followed this pattern of sin? If so, take a few moments to examine it and confess it before the Lord today.
Once have dealt with your past, you are now positioned for the Lord to use you in the present and the future!
See you back here tomorrow. I’m praying for you!