Lazaroo – Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jan 13, 2013 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, seeking Holy Spirit perspective:

“When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, ‘I will not put you to death by the sword.’”
(1 Kings 2:8)

Nobody expected King David to show that kind of restraint, Jesus.

As he fled the city from the takeover attempt by his son Absalom
Shimei compounded his humiliation –

insulting him, cursing him
pelting him with rocks
showering him with dirt.

David could have had him killed on the spot.
Most kings would have.

But painfully aware of his own sin
David wondered if You had sent Shimei –
so he allowed him to continue
accepting his public punishment.

When You restored David, Shimei showed up to beg for his life.
Once again, David showed restraint – didn’t kill him.

What a powerful lesson for me, Father!

Even when someone deserves payback
I don’t have to be the one to do it.

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Genesis 50:19-21; 1 Samuel 26:9-11; Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalms 94:1-23; Proverbs 20:22; Proverbs 24:29; Romans 12:17-21

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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.

One response so far.

  1. Mandy Ford Says:

    the implication when someone deserves a payback illuminates that 1) we are playing God. we aren’t God. we all deserve paybacks. 2) this implications also illustrates bitterness in ones heart. we are to pray to a Holy God with clean hands and pure hearts, before we can enter our Father’s presence. Amen.

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