Lazaroo – Monday, April 19, 2010

Apr 19, 2010 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with a surrendered heart:

“So David went up there with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel.”
(2 Samuel 2:2)

Help me understand something, Jesus…

King David was upright and faithful.
You called him a man after Your own heart.

So how did he get away with having two wives?

Later, he took more wives and added a few concubines, for good measure.

I know.

Different age. Different time. Different culture.

But I can’t help noticing…

You’ve granted Your people a lot of flexibility over the centuries.

What’s more, I’ve noticed some of the Christians living around me

seem to have a lot more freedom than I do
while others appear to have a lot less.

It’s hard not to judge the “excesses” of some
while feeling sorry for the “bondage” of others.

Where’s the line, LORD?

Or are You more interested…

in my heart?

1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Kings 3:6; 2 Kings 5:18-19; Jeremiah 35:1-13; Mark 9:38-41; John 21:21-22; Acts 13:22; Romans 14:1-4; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; Galatians 5:1-5

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. jeff allbright Says:

    “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord , which is the Spirit.” 2Corithians 3:18

    Just how welcome is the Spirit of the Lord in our lives?
    The more we welcome His Spirit the more “freedom” our lives will reflect. You’re right Pastor, it’s a heart thing.

  2. Eric Burgess Says:

    Although David had two wives you have to look at the culture. We don’t know all reasons. When a king took over a country and kingdom he had to take the wife as his own, also when a brother died in a family and there weren’t any sons to take care if her, she became the wife if the brother. We all know David messed up, that’s how he got bethsheba, from messing up but that doesn’t mean he was not a man after Gods heart. That verse in scripture meant that God sought out to follow God no matter what. What God wanted done, so did David. He loved God so much and just wanted to please Him in everything he did. That’s why we see him ad a remorseful child of God because he knew he sinned against God. David was not so different from us in the fact that we want to and truly strive to please Christ but fall short because we are flesh and sometimes we do thing by operating in the flesh and not the spirit. My prayer is that we continue to crucify the flesh daily and strive to be after God’s heart like David was.

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