Tuesday, July 22, 2014

God Thinking LVI - No Stale Bread Here 3

""1 Samuel 16:7, “But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

David found out through experience and through divine inspiration that it is easy to disguise ourselves, (to disguise the outer man or to disguise the inner man.) 
David knew a man who had toyed with God. 
This man he knew would praise God with his mouth and plan mischief and havoc in his heart at the same time. 
This man that David knew had trained his tongue to say the right things.  He knew the right buzz words of his era. 
He worshiped God and railed on others for their sin. 
Outwardly he revered God, but inwardly he sinned against God, not one time, but many. 
Over and over again this man that David knew would bow the knee and pray, while plotting the demise of another. 

When the sins of this man were revealed, David was appalled. 

He wanted to punish this man. 

He was so moved by the revelation of the sins of this man, that he quickly decided that the only punishment worthy of such a reprobate, could be death.  
He pronounced sentence and was ready to follow through and exact the fair and just punishment against someone who could be so shifty, when it was brought to his attention, that he himself was the man."

Excerpt from God Thinking LVI - No Stale Bread Here by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014

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