Sunday, April 22, 2012

2 Sam 2:1-3:5, 1 Chron 3:1-4, 2 Sam 23:8-17, 1 Chron 11:10-19, 2 Sam 23:18-39, 1 Chron 11:20-47 & 2 Samuel 3:6-42 Sam 5:1-3, 1 Chron 11:1-3, 12:23-40, 2 Sam 5:17-25, 1 Chron 14:8-17, 2 Sam 5:6-10, 1 Chron 11:4-9, 3:4, 2 Sam 5:13, 5:4-5, 5:11-12, 1 Chron 14:1-2, 13:1-5, 2 Sam 6:1-11, 1 Chron 13:6-14:12

As you can tell by the lengthy title I am yet again, playing catch up. I did however finish my reading, just put off the blog for a few days. That's what happens when my boys are home, all of my attention turns towards them! It was a great weekend of fellowship, food and laughter with our sons and good friends while celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary! God is good! :)

God is good, and He blesses those that obey His commands. 
When God appointed David King of Judah and Israel, he had to be certain his conduct was above reproach. If he obeyed God, his people were blessed, but if David turned away from God, the wrath fell upon the people. It was a trickle down effect from David to his people. What a heavy burden to bear! David was not a king that just sat on his throne shouting orders to his subjects. If there was a war to fight he was leading the charge, and doing so following God's commands to a tee!
However, when David and the men of Israel were moving the ark of God, David made a grave error and Uzzah paid the price for it. The law said the ark was only to be carried in a specific manner, and when it was not, God's wrath punished Uzzah. At that time David was reminded that fearing the Lord was essential to his obedience.

Thankfully I have never experienced such a lesson as David, or carried the heavy burdens of a nation. But I know in my life I have carried burdens, and how I dealt with each one had a trickle down effect to members of my family and friends. I wish for obedience like that of David, and to impart that to my family. My obedience affects all of those around me.....obedience is the key! 

Romans 5:19

New King James Version (NKJV)
19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Jesus carried the heaviest burden for us all, and even He had to learn obedience through His suffering for our sins.

Hebrews 5:7-10

New King James Version (NKJV)
who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10 called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,

I praise and thank the Son of God for His obedience to His Father in heaven. The trickle down effect for us is that the blood of Jesus covered our sins!

May your week to come be blessed!

1 comment:

  1. Julia - I love the trickle down effect you have allowed Him to have through you - it is such a blessing to be one of the many touched by His trickle through you. Love you and so thankful you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for your prayers too, still needed.