[The Glory Unveiled ]
In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. ( 2 Samuel 11:1 )
There is a season and a time for every activity under the sun (Ecclesiastes 3:1). As a result of that inevitable truth, it is very important to take advantage of seasons and times when they come. Times and seasons are constants that are not changed just because we wish them changed. The scripture for our devotional study speaks about king David and how he got himself into a big trap of the devil. The scripture implies that there were times when Kings go to war. During one of these times, instead of David going to war, he sent delegates in his stead. They fought well, nontheless but David on the other hand didn’t remain the same ever again because he refused to do in that season and time what he had to do; thus go to war. Instead he stayed behind only to fall for a beautiful trap packaged by his lust. In the verses that follow our focal scripture we would read how David, the King of Jerusalem was brought low because of this single negligence and misappropriation of times. If David had gone to war, he probably wouldn’t have seen Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife. But because he stayed, he became an adulterer and a murderer. Sometimes, we ignore the importance of times and seasons and what they represent. Let us take advantage of the seasons that come our way before we begin to regret later. If it is time to pray and the Holy Spirit prompts us, let us pray that very moment. Whatever it is, we need not relent or delay.
Prayer_bead: Omniscient God, thank you for the institution of times and seasons. Help me to take advantage of my seasons and times when they come.
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