David was cconscience-stricken. “Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men.” 2 Samuel 24:14
The angel of the Lord was at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 2 Samuel 24:16
David bought the threshing floor and built an altar to the Lord. 2 Samuel 24:24
Lord, I am conscience-stricken over what I have done. I have sinned. I confess that I have taken advantage of people. Please forgive me. Let me fall into your hands, for your mercy is great. But do not let me fall into the hands of men. Lord, show me what I must do to repent and make things right with you. What restitution must I make to restore what I have taken. I confess that I have placed my confidence in things other than you. Please forgive me, Lord. Make me pure and righteous through the blood of Christ.
Personality is the characteristic mark of the inner spiritual man. Oswald Chambers
You only reach your true identity once you are merged with another person. Oswald Chambers
During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years. The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house. It is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” 2 Samuel 21:1
After seven male descendant of Saul were killed by the Gibeonites and exposed before the Lord, God answered David’s prayer in behalf of the land. 2 Samuel 21: 9 & 14
Lord, I have sinned. I have taken “advantage” of exceptions that were available, but not intended for me. Though I have answered honestly, I have not volunteered information until asked. If my house, family, or field of work is under a curse for this or any other past offense, please make it clear so I can repent and be forgiven.
The surest sign that God is at work in a man’s life is when he says, “I have sinned” and means it. Oswald Chambers.
You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. 2 Samuel 19:6
Throughout Israel, the people were arguing with each other. 2 Samuel 19:9
Lord, you command us to love our enemies. May I do as David and love those who persecute and speak ill of me.
Most of us are much more severe in our judgement of others than we are in judging ourselves. We condemn things in the lives of others simply because we are not naturally inclined to do them. Oswald Chambers