He begins to speak and we entertain his conversation. Satan desires destruction, confusion and for us to mistrust the Lord.
Just like in the beginning, in the Garden, he whispers his venom and the distraction brings disaster.
David living under the favor of the Lord was incited by Satan and he entertained the thought. Let's count the men! Let's see how great we are doing!
Apart from God we have no good thing. (Romans 7:8)
When life is going well and the opposition seems at rest, we must be careful!
Sin is always lurking, like a villain looking for an opportune time to break in and disrupt the peace and security in our soul. (Genesis 4:7)
So if sin has visited us and we welcomed it in, what do we do? Destruction is running free and bringing death to areas where life was once thriving.
I will call on the Mercy of the Lord!
We must admit our wrong like David did.
David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I, the shepherd, have sinned and done wrong." (1 Chronicles 21:17)
Bring the Burnt Offering and draw close to the Lord. Remember his Goodness and call out to his Mercy. We must get right with God! He alone is Good. (Mark 10:18)
Shut down every avenue that brought the destruction.
Focus on the Lord and his Goodness!
Obey & Honor the Lord!
Worship the Lord! Pour out your heart before Him!
"But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.” (1 Chronicles 21:24)
Let healing and restoration return. "For a righteous man may fall seven times
God Bless You!~Liz