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David in the Bible in 2 Samuel chapter 12 verses 1 through to 8; had everything he could ask for. He had many concubines and could have any women he wanted. He had wealth and power. He had everything. Yet he had a man killed only to take his wife. This man was in his army and was very faithful to David.
This man had been in battle fighting for David while David was home indulging. He comes out to his bacony and sees a woman bathing and he lusts after her. This woman was Uriah's wife. Some say she seduced King David by bathing outside knowing David usually stood on his balcony. Anyway King David had this woman brought to him and he slept with her. In the course of time she conceives a child with King David. David tries to get Uriah to sleep with his wife so that he doesnt get blamed but that does not happen as Uriah is very faithful to the King and refuses to sleep with his wife till war is over. David then plots to have him killed so that his sin is not exposed and then goes about his business as if nothing had happened.
God sends a messenger to him tell David what he had done. This messenger brings David a mirror for David to see himself in the form of a scenario. He tells David a parable telling him about a poor man who had a lamb whom he loved very much. He had nothing else but this lamb who was like a pet whom he lived and fed. There was also a very rich man who had everything. Many animals, wealth and everything he could ask for. This rich man steals this poor mans only lamb and kills it. What should happen to the rich man? DAvid is outraged and tells the messenger that the rich man should be killed. He was quick to judge and without thinking he passed his judgement. Most of us do that. We have plenty and yet we lust for another. Its never enough. We want more and more. The messenger tells David that he was that rich man who took the poor mans only most loved lamb. He could have had anything but he lusted after another mans wife and took her. Uriah was committed to serving David. He was faithful to David yet David stole the one thing he had and loved the most. David was quick to speak about another and did not see his own sin. How many times you hear, "isnt she supposed to be a Christian, how could she." You see my mistakes but cover yours.
We are busy looking at the speck in someone elses eyes like David and not look in our own. We take advantage of the less fortunate and use our power to bring them down. It was easy to judge but when David found out it was him who did the wrong, it was another story.
God said to David, "I gave you all of Israel and Judah and everything you asked for. I gave you houses and vinyards and everything you wanted. If that was not enough, I would have given you more."
Didnt David know that he could have asked for more. Have you heard Christians say that you not supposed to be rich. God says to David, I made you so wealthy and if that was not enough, wby didnt you ask for more? I would have given you the desires of your heart had you asked for more, yet you went and stole what belonged to another.
What are you settling for? You can ask God for more for He says in James 4:2, you have not because you have asked not. What are you asking God? God is giving you a blank cheque. Yet you are too busy plotting and planning someone elses fall. You are jealous of someone elses gifting and not maximizing your own. Are you tapping into His resourses. He told Caine that he could have had what his brother Abel had. David you could have asked God but you have refuses His advice. You went your own way. Your brother's blood is crying out to me Caine. David, Uriah's blood is crying out to me therefore your child his wife is carrying will die.
You could have asked God for more yet you try to fix it yourself. You have options. You have Gods resources. You have the healing. You have His Word. You have His Blood. You have all the resources you will ever need. Tap into it.