*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*A CAUSE AND THE CURSE (2)*
1 Sam 15:31 *And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Ahitophel, who was once a counselor ,*"...was like that of one who inquires of God."* a custodian of divine information became a curse and a prayer point for destruction.
Anytime you have a purpose, a cause, or a mission, there will always be adversaries who will militate as a curse.
Anyone standing as a curse will reap curse, in Jesus name.
Ahithophel was David's trusted counsel.
His suicide is traceable to his choice to defect to Absalom's camp.
By his defection, he became a stumbling block, a curse deserving curse.
As his counsel was trustable and worthy, the cause and purpose of God for him was made nonsense by David's curse on him that God should turn his counsel to foolishness.
He became a curse to David cause for the throne.
Be careful who you partner with in the course of achieving your cause.
So also be careful not to excise your line of cause. To do such as Ahithophel did is to invite a curse upon oneself.
It is reasonable to suppose that if Ahithophel had stayed with David, he could have continued in the plan of God for both himself and David.
Driven by some reasons, Ahithophel did not remember his loyalty and how fruitful he could be to David. This conscience did not take away his heart of betrayal but rather fuelled his treachery.
While the scripture was accrediting Ahithophel as one who spoke as if God had spoken, 2 Sam 16:23, he had become a lonely vessel miserable enough to kill himself, 2 Sam 17:23.
It was God's will for David to be king. Though David under God’s discipline, everyone (including Ahithophel and Absalom) who stood against him as obstacles became a curse.
When people are saying thank God for you, do not let them turn against you to say, "God forbid."
*Call to Word action.*
Matthew 18:7 *Woe to the world for the causes of sin. These stumbling blocks must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
David forbids Ahithophel, a man David 's reign had appraised, thanking God and was evaluated in the same breath as God.
May people thank God for you rather than God forbid.
May people thank God for your life, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.