• “Everything God does is love — even when we do not understand Him.” – Basilea Schlink

Two Kings by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 03/20/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The Bible tells us about two kings of Israel who responded to their sin in very different ways.

The first was Saul. God had told him to kill some animals, but he didn’t. The other king, David, committed adultery with his neighbor’s wife and had that neighbor killed. David’s sin seems so much worse to us, yet the Bible calls him “a man after God’s own heart.” What made the difference? It was their response when confronted with their sin.

Saul defended, justified, and excused himself. When he finally admitted his disobedience, he didn’t want the news to leak out.

On the other hand, David humbly confessed and repented of his sin. We can read about it in Psalm 32 and Psalm 51.

The next time you recognize an area of sin, you can try to protect yourself, as Saul did. Or take the path of brokenness and humility like David—the man after God’s own heart.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me…” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love…He who has loved us so much wants to possess us completely, with everything we are and have. Jesus gave Himself wholly and completely for us. Now His love is yearning for us to surrender ourselves and everything that we are to Him, so that He can really be our “first love” – Basilea Schlink

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