II Samuel 15:25b-26 (NKJV) If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, He will bring me back and show me both it and His dwelling place. 26 But if He says thus: ‘I have no delight in you,’ here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”
There are times when you may feel as if you are on top of the world. You may feel as though your struggle with sin is licked for good. In such times, it’s tempting to relax and neglect your relationship with God. But then life surprises you with an unexpected problem, and you come to your senses. Recognize that you are never so spiritually right that you can afford to neglect your relationship with God. (Now this is a 21st century message, that the Lord keeps dealing with me about)
Take it from a good man who went before you. King David had reached the pinnacle of political success. He killed giants, won battles, captured the hearts of the people, and overcame enemies on every side. While he was in this comfortable position, life sur¬prised him with the rebellion of his own son.
It may have been that David, in the midst of his successes, had fallen out of the habit of relying on God day by day. But he quickly placed his life back in God’s hands after the rebellion. God did protect him and returned him to the throne in Jerusalem. However, his son of rebellion Absalom died and David lived with that hurt for the rest of his life. (Read the story from II Samuel Chapter 13 through Chapter 18)
Point to ponder: When life hits you with the unexpected, let it be a reminder that your life needs to be in God’s hands continually. We have to remain vigilant in walk with God!
Pastor James Baker, Jr.