EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2022
TEXT: 2 SAMUEL 11:1-17, 27 (Please refer to your KJV Bible for scripture reference)
KEY VERSE: 2 SAMUEL 12:13
And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, the LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
Delay to repent and confess a sin committed will always create room for multiplied sins. David committed immorality with Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife. When he received the report that she was pregnant, he did everything carnally to cover it up but ended up multiplying sins. He sent for Uriah and persuaded him to go to his house but he slept at the door of the king’s house. David made Uriah drunk, believing that under drunkenness he would seek to sleep with his woman but this did not work.
2 SAMUEL 11:12-13
And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow. And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.
David wrote a letter to Joab who sent Uriah to the hottest part of the battle where he was killed. Uriah is now dead but the pregnancy is still there. In order to cover up his sin, he married Bathsheba. Can you see how David multiplied the sin of immorality to include making someone drunk, involving Joab in the sin of murder and marrying the woman without repentance? What saved David was his positive response to God’s message through Nathan.
Thorough cleansing from sin gives you perfect freedom. Do not delay in confessing that sin you have committed. Do not employ carnal method to cover it up because you will end up multiplying sin as David did. Never forget that the accuser will always hunt and make you add another sin to it; so repent of it fast.
One good lesson to learn from David is his response to God’s message through Prophet Nathan. When Prophet Nathan revealed his sins, he admitted, “I have sinned against the LORD”. It was then the LORD said “He has put away his sins”. What is your attitude when the Lord brings up your sin, may be through prophecy or revelation? Repent, confess and receive pardon like David.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Thorough cleansing from sin prevents multiplication of sins.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Create in me a clean heart, oh Lord and renew right spirit within me..
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Judges 6-7; Luke 8:1-21
PASTOR PAUL RIKA