2 Samuel Chapter 24 – Chronologial

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2 Samuel 24

And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.

And Joab said unto the king, Now the Lord thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer:

Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon,

And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.

So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.

And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.

10 And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying,

12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

15 So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.

16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.

17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.

18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.

19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.

20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.

21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the Lord, that the plague may be stayed from the people.

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.

23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The Lord thy God accept thee.

24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

40 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 24 – Chronologial

  1. And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

    2 For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.

    3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the Lord thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

    4 Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

  2. 10 And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

    David allowed what I call foolish pride to take hold of his spirit and he counted the number of Israel. Joab instantly knew this was wrong but obeyed the words of the king. When the number came back, David instantly knew he had sinned against God. We have to understand that we are going to make some foolish choices because of our pride, and when we don’t consult God in those decisions, we have to endure the consequences that will come against us.

    We have to allow ourselves no matter how hard it may be to be obedient to the word of God. We will have to swallow our pride and let God cleanse us from our own foolishness so that may may be cleansed of the sin. Sometimes we let the world get the best of us and we put God second. We have to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all the things we desire will be added to us. We must not forget where we come from and who has brought to where we are.

  3. 24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

    Some things will not come except by sacrifice. While it seems like an ideal blessing that Araunah was going to give David the area so that he could offer a sacrifice on the altar for Free, it was missing the important components of sacrifice. For some reason the things that we have to work for and sacrifice to have from God are the things that we treasure the most, because it took a part of us and that connected to God. While the Bible does say that God prefers obedience over sacrifice, he understands and blesses those who are willing to lay down a sacrifice in his name. Some things need to be sacrificed for, even though the opportunity arises . Personally, I believe in principle that sacrifices are so invaluable because they are a piece of us being laid down for a greater cause and a bigger investment; God honors that

  4. 3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the Lord thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?
    4 Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

    We all need a joab that will ask the hard questions.
    That when everyone else just says what we want to hear that one friend, leader ask the question why you doing that or why you acting like that?
    See Joab knew that it doesn’t matter how many men there are in Israel if God was on the their side they will win.
    In our lives when we start figuring up what it will cost and then say it will cost to much God to do what you want me to do it becomes sin because we start trusti.g in our money our ability instead of God’s money and God’s ability.

  5. But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it, for I will not present burnt offerings to the Lord my God that have cost me nothing.” So David paid him fifty pieces of silver for the threshing floor and the oxen. David built an altar there to the Lord and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the Lord answered his prayer for the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.
    2 Samuel 24:24‭-‬25 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.24.24-25.NLT

    Lord, I love how You never change. You are the same. You were so angry with David and when he repented You worked with him to correct what he had done. There’s too many times than I can count that I’m sure You’ve been upset with me but You are so gracious and loving. I repent and You scoop me up and just love on me and correct me. You are so loving and good and righteous. I’m just in awe of all that You are. You’re so amazing. My God, King, my Lover, my Friend, my Redeemer, my Savior, my Refuge, my Comforter. I’m overwhelmed. I’m drwining in the depths of Your Love and I dont ever want to come up for air.

  6. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    HOW TO STOP A PLAGUE

    25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

    I have felt since March that there is a possibility for our Lord JESUS to speak the WORD and stop the corona virus plague. Here on 10/25 about 7 months later, we find Scripture and evidence that JESUS has indeed performed this powerful act already.

    GNT
    25 Then he built an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. The Lord answered his prayer, and the epidemic in Israel was stopped.

    The riddle of this chapter is the attitude of leadership. GOD moved David to do a thing. David chose to number his troops to see if the his troops were enough. This act was an absence of faith. Whether of pride or doubt, GOD was not pleased. But, when David repented, GOD restored health and order. GOD said enough and it was over.

    Let us build an altar unto the Lord with sacrifice and see how the LORD JESUS will respond.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  7. 14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

    We read all through the Bible and experience it in our own lives where God shows mercy. Yes, there is punishment and yes, there are consequences to our actions, but I am so thankful that God has shown me mercy and not given me what I deserve.

    God has never been obligated
    To give us life
    If we fought for our rights
    We’d be in hell tonight
    – Lecrae

  8. 2 Samuel 24:10 & 15-17 & 24
    10) And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

    15) So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
    16) And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
    17) And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, LO, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: But these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.

    24) And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doeth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

    If I were giving these scriptures a title, I would call it something like “The High Cost Of Sin.”
    David told the LORD that he had sinned greatly and done foolishly when he numbered the people. And because of his sin and the foolish decision he made, it “Cost” 70,000 men their lives, and David paid 50 shekels for the threshingfloor and oxen of Araunah.

    We must remember, when we make foolish decisions (decisions without consulting the LORD) and sin, there is going to be a “High Cost” to pay. Our foolish decisions and sin doesn’t just affect us, but it hurts, tears apart, and destroys our family, our friends, and those we are around.
    So, before making any “foolish decision” that may be considered sin, STOP and PRAY and CONSULT the LORD, and let HIM LEAD YOU.

  9. 11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying,

    12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

    13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.

    14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

    15 So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.

    16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.

    17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.

    This is why David was a man after God’s Heart, David was quick to repentance, greatly humble, and always put the sheep first!!!! We need more leaders like this, leaders willing to tell the truth, to take responsibility for their actions and not pass the buck to someone else, leaders that will put their nation over their own interest. Pray for Election Day, pray for our leaders, pray for our nation!!! In Jesus Name Amen

  10. A hostile world! I called to God,
    to my God I cried out.
    From his palace he heard me call;
    my cry brought me right into his presence—
    a private audience!

    My cry brought me right into His presence
    Never too busy never too high
    From His palace He heard me. What a mighty Savior

  11. 25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

    True, genuine repentance will touch the heart of God like nothing else can. God told David to number the people, but something in David’s heart rose up and it turned into a disaster that cost the people of God punishment.

    When we do something that goes against the nature of God, true repentance is the only way to turn the situation around. God sees the heart and knows the very intent and He sees if we are doing something for our benefit instead of the Kingdom benefit. Dying out to our flesh daily keeps us under subjection to His Spirit and will help us in following His plan and not our own.

  12. 24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

    If there is no cost there is no sacrifice. God desires our sacrifice not our overflow.

  13. I totally agree, no cost no sacrifice. God wants us to keep his commands and his commandments. This keeps us busy and out of mischief. God is so good to us and we need to be good to him always.

  14. “And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭24:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    The man after God’s heart was not sinless, but he had a heart sensitive to sin when it was committed. David kept a short account with God.
    David now saw the pride and vainglory that prompted him to do such a foolish thing.

  15. 9 And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
    10 And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

    David chose the punishment of God vs man. God is more merciful than man and David knew that. His enemies would have loved to stomp him out-him and his family. But with God, he knew the punishment would be fair. God knows the thoughts and intent of our hearts so it is wise to repent and fall upon his forgiveness now, rather than wait and receive judgement before his throne.

  16. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.

    The Lord is merciful and he mercy endures forever. If we want to partake of the Lord’s mercy we must repent and worship, which is what David did.

  17. 13So Gad came to David and asked him, “Will you choose three years of famine throughout your land, three months of fleeing from your enemies, or three days of severe plague throughout your land? Think this over and decide what answer I should give the LORD who sent me.”

    What choices, who would want to even make a choice. David chose the shortest of 3 days, probably what most of us would do. But David realized, he still had to continue to worship God by going to the altar. The altar is your ‘store’, to go pray, worship, ask for forgiveness, peace, joy, etc.

  18. Verse 10 MSG “But when it was all done, David was overwhelmed with guilt because he had counted the people, replacing trust with statistics. And David prayed to God, “I have sinned badly in what I have just done. But now God forgive my guilt—I’ve been really stupid.” How many times have we found ourselves in this position?? True repentance leads a person to say, “I have sinned” and prove it with a 180-degree change of your direction. Repentance requires true brokenness. Repentance is NOT asking the Lord for forgiveness with the intent to sin again. Repentance is an honest, regretful acknowledgement of sin with commitment to change. Repentance leads us to cultivate godliness while eradicating habits that lead into sin. Lord let us be like David and bring it to our altar as in verse 25 AMP “David built an altar to the Lord there, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was moved [to compassion] by [David’s] prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel.” True repentance and prayer moves the Lord. The Lord knows your heart and the sincerity of it. I pray the Lord heal our land in the name of Jesus.

  19. David messes up and prayed to God for forgiveness. He was not perfect as neither am I. We need to do our best and ask for forgiveness when we mess up. We have a loving forgiving God. I thank you for this day Lord Jesus!

  20. 2 Samuel 24

    This Chapter means that, The Lord was Judging Israel for their iniquities against God. So David choose A Plague for Israel and Made An Altar to The Lord for Forgiveness for Israel.

  21. iLove the Kingdom
    2Sa 24:3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

    Joab tried his best to warn David not to number the the people, but David insisted. Now Joab wasn’t the best of people, but he was extremely loyal to David. He went against what he knew was right and followed the Kings command. The thing about it is, when you are in authority people will follow you even when they know you are wrong. This should humble leaders into making better decisions and be cautious of issues contrary to the Word of God.

  22. “Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”(‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭24:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

    David did not worry when distress fell upon him. He knew that he was in the safest hands to be in when he was troubled. David also knew that the Lord was great and merciful to forgive.

  23. 2 Samuel 24:14,25
    [14]“I’m in a desperate situation!” David replied to Gad. “But let us fall into the hands of the lord, for his mercy is great. Do not let me fall into human hands.”
    The Lord is the only one we need to lean on.

    [25]David built an altar there to the lord and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the lord answered his prayer for the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.
    When we sacrifice and humble ourselves before the Lord he will bless us.

  24. Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
    2 Timothy 4:2‭-‬3‭, ‬5

    I sing and talk in the middle of our troubles and iniquities for God so loved he wanted to save this world by giving Jesus Christ to our hearts . The gospel of repentance plus with Faith he has authority and dominion over the fights in our lives hallelujah king of Glory the light of the world

    Sometimes we forget where our power is :

    If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

    Jeremiah 29:13

    As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.

    Proverbs 27:19 NLT

    Let’s give light

  25. 25 David built an altar there to the Lord and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the Lord answered his prayer for the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.
    2 Samuel 24:25 NLT

    O Lord I go to your for my needs, my healing, my desires. Lord i go to you for forgiveness when I mess up, cause I know you will always come to me and forgive me no matter what. I build my altar unto you bigger and stronger for you I never let the fire of my altar burn out. As him let us all make better decisions let us go to the Lord for he knows what’s right, let us speak the word of the Lord to those in the wrong path, let’s show there’s forgiveness and peace/faith and victory with the Lord.

  26. “When David saw the angel, he said to the Lord, “I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are as innocent as sheep—what have they done? Let your anger fall against me and my family.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭24:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/2sa.24.17.nlt

    Don’t let other people suffer because of your sins you must confess and turn away from sin. Repent daily so you may be clean from your sins.

  27. 25And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

    It’s important to follow God’s way. The Lord has the right way. When we try to do things on our own we end up in more trouble. Don’t allow sin to get in the way of what God wants to do. I will bless the Lord at all times.

  28. 24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

    What is the price to pay for all he has done for you? The evidence of his goodness is all around us. So whatever little price we offer is a small price to pay. But something that doesn’t cost you then it’s not an offering. It is a matter of the heart attitude behind it.

  29. “But after he had taken the census, David’s conscience began to bother him. And he said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt, Lord, for doing this foolish thing.””
    2 Samuel 24:10 KJV

    If we feel the Holy Ghost telling us to come to repentance we ought to repent from our sin. Confess to the Lord your sin and humble yourself before him the King of king. Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry.

  30. 2 Samuel Chapter 24
    24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

    King David would not offer an offering on an alter He built with out paying for it. We should count the cost. Luke14:28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? That is wisdom. God counted the cost before the foundation of the world. For the plan which is a free gift to us, cost Him self (Jesus) because Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus life for our sins our cost is loyalty and allegiance to Him because we were bought with a price and we no longer own our selves. He transformed us from sinners bound for hell to family and sons and daughters. I praise Jesus the giver of my life with him.

  31. “But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will certainly buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing.” So David purchased the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭24:24‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Out sacrifice should cost us something. If it didn’t affect us in any way to give our time, to praise, to give financially then we were just charitable but not sacrificing. We sacrifice to let God know our faith is in Him and not man. I thank God for the opportunity to serve. I pray we value the opportunity to sacrifice

  32. 25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

    Let our offering to God be a sacrificial one and built an altar to the Lord. Present ourselves with humbleness and with a heart that is open to hear His voice.

  33. 17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.

    18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.

    As we recognize our sin, the Lord is always there to forgive you as long as we repent. Repentance is part of God’s forgiveness for our sins.

  34. When does the Lord say it’s enough?

    25 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

    We have had a rough go of 2020. There have been too many heart wrenching losses. Pastor preached the darkness proceeds the light to us tonight. I believe that. Right in the middle of one of the darkest times for king David the Lord just shut it off. The Lord said it is enough. He is the only one who can do that. So I pray tonight that God will say it is enough. I pray for mercy upon your people Lord. We humble ourselves and submit to your majesty. We turn form our wicked ways and pray to you tonight. Let this be enough.

    RIP Sister Varney we will miss you beautiful lady of God.

  35. 17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.

    Our choices affect more than just us. Be sure all that you do is done with a right spirit and a right attitude and just as the Lord commands.

  36. “But the king said to Araunah, “No. I’ve got to buy it from you for a good price; I’m not going to offer GOD, my God, sacrifices that are no sacrifice.” So David bought the threshing floor and the ox, paying out fifty shekels of silver. He built an altar to GOD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. GOD was moved by the prayers and that was the end of the disaster.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭24:24-25‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/97/2sa.24.24-25.msg

    I wanna please God he knows the desires of my heart. He knows the desires of your heart. He knows when something is a sacrifice or not. Gods moved by sacrifices not by begging or vain repetition. I pray we dig deep down in ourselves and find a sacrifice for Jesus.

  37. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.

    So many have the idea that once we have sinned, we then repent, and then turn back to the same sin. That is not a truly repentant heart. Yet the word clearly says, “. . . It is enough: stay now thine hand.” Yes, the lord forgives us multiple times, over and over again, but be careful and do not take advantage. Stay of a good health and clear conscience.

  38. It is better for us to rely upon the mercy of God rather than the mercy of man. Men are fickle. God is never changing. God is forgiving. God sees how we forgive others. It’s a great warning to listen to God and receive punishment when we don’t.

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