49. Be a superhero for God

Last week we learned that David sinned in taking a census of the fighting men. He wanted to do that in order to glory in his own power. God then punished Israel with three days of a plague that He sent. Seventy thousand people died in the process. David repented immediately and offered sacrifices to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah. The plague stopped. David was always quick to repent, to turn to God and to do whatever it takes to rectify his mistake. We can also learn from him and should always turn to God and listen to His voice instructing us on the way forward.

David was getting older and the time had come for him to have a successor. He had promised Bathsheba that Solomon will be king in his place, but he never formally decreed it. Then Adonijah decided that he must be king instead. He proclaimed himself king and had many of David's trusted advisors follow him. But this was not God's plan. While Adonijah was partying as the self-proclaimed king, David organized that Solomon be crowned king and all the people of the land followed him. All that followed Adonijah fled and Solomon became king. Adonijah himself feared for his life, but Solomon declared that if he proves himself to be a worthy man, he will live, but if wickedness is found in him he will die. Unfortunately this happened later on and Adonijah was executed.

So Solomon became the next king of Israel, but before David died he gave Solomon some last piece of advice. And the first and best advice that he gave Solomon was:

"And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn." 1 Kings 2:3

David gave the secret to an abundant life to Solomon. This was the most important advice ever given to Solomon. Unfortunately Solomon didn't do that. He was a wise man and God was mightily with him, but he took many foreign wives. And he built temples to their gods to appease them. And this in the end led him to worship these false gods with them. God wasn't pleased, but He didn't punish Solomon due to His love for David. He split the Kingdom in two with Solomon's son Rehoboam. But that is a story of another day.

The message for us today is that we must walk in God's ways as David did. God's ways are loud and clear in the Bible for us. In those days they were not as fortunate as we are today. They didn't have all the technology at hand to always have a Bible close by. They had to trust what others told them and read to them. But we don't have to. We are so privileged; I don't think we always appreciate it as we should. We can delve into God's Word and learn His ways. We can learn more about Him and spend time with Him on a very intimate level. We are truly so fortunate. But unfortunately when something is easy, it doesn't attract us as humans that much. Think of all the extreme sports doing the rounds these days, the harder and more extreme the better. We then give those guys a badge of honor and revere them as if they are super heroes. When in fact the super heroes are those that really dig into God's Word and take the diamonds for their daily walk with God. Super heroes are those that defy this world and walk on the narrow pathway leading to life everlasting. They are the ones sold out to God, those who will stand up in this evil world of ours and proclaim His majesty no matter what the cost.

Are you a super hero in the world's eyes or in God's eyes? For if you are one in God's eyes your super hero status will continue past this world unto heaven. There you will be honored and revered and given the crown of salvation. And that life will continue way past this present one.

Come, the time has come to get dressed in the armor of God and fly as the super hero that you are. God wants to take you higher and higher. Get ready for action.

Father, thank you that You are always there for us, supporting us and leading us unto Your ways everlasting. We never want to deviate from Your plan for us. Help us to walk on the correct pathways for our lives. Amen

1 comment for “49. Be a superhero for God”

  1. Gravatar of HenriHenri
    Posted Monday, 24 May 2021 at 5:34:40 PM

    May we through the power of His Spirit be superheroes in the now and here and not only One Day in His Presence.

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