So the other day at study we were shown two different takes on the same story. When David went against God’s order and took a census of Israel. These accounts are in 2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21. I beg of you to go read these. I’ll simply show the first verse in each to God willing, reveal to you the mixed descriptions.
2 Samuel 24:1 NASB
Now again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number Israel and Judah.”
1 Chronicles 21:1 NASB
Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
Friends, there is an Almighty God, His name is Jesus. He is GOOD, ALL the time, HE IS LIFE. (Tree of LIFE)
Then there is a god of this world. He comes disguised as light, and darkness. (Tree of good and evil.)
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NASB
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
We are told the Way is narrow and not many find it. But the path that leads to destruction is broad.
Matthew 7:21-23 NASB
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from M e , you who practice lawlessness .’
I beg you to cast down everything that does NOT line up to the character of Jesus. Repent of your unbelief in a God that is and was and always will be GOOD.
John 6:40 NASB
For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”
The days are numbered. I pray your ears hear what He has to say, and your heart receives His truth. Whatever you bind on earth, you will bind in heaven. I pray that you bind a God that gives LIFE.
~sometimes I just gotta write~