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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

2 Samuel 24:1 says *Again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.* (NIV).

*Insight and Highlight.*

Ps 30:5 *For his anger endureth but a moment;...*

*Scripture Commentaries.*

Yesterday, we looked at one of the things we could learn from God's anger on David.

We saw how we could learn

and understand God's emotion by first asking ourselves, "Why would God incite David to do what was against Him?"

We could learn and understand God's emotion by asking ourselves a second question.

This is...."But why was God angry with David? (This might have been the first question)

The one loved by God must tread carefully. Israel belongs to God, not to David.

It was up to God to command a census, and if David counted, he should only have done it at God commanded it.

This tells us that God's anger does not respect His anointed. His anger knows no boundaries when it is raging. Though it is for a moment but who can stand that moment!

He will not lower His standard of justice and holiness. Most times, if not all times, His judgment is out of His holiness as a true and just God.

Only His mercy can stop His fierce judgment if He chooses to.

God may tolerate some things with other people but not His beloved and chosen ones.

There are some things others will do and may get away with, but not those chosen and beloved by God.

The more He holds them in high esteem, the more He chastises them, Heb 12:6-7.

By Moses' one and only single disobedience to God, He told him in Numb 20:11 *Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.*

The faulty altar of anger or maybe, overzealousness, familiarity with God all showed up against Moses at Meribah.

We must know that no one can really know God fully as to what or not could make Him angry.

Our zeal for His house when we are not inspirationally led could spell doom.

James warns us, saying that *Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:*

*For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.*

*Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.*

James 1:19-21.

Our anger to people in defense of God may not please God.

David thought he was doing a good job numbering Israel but met the anger of God.

When it comes to God, be slow to act or speak. Do so, only when God says so!

*Remorse corner.*

I would rather pray to avoid His anger than to experience it for a moment.

*Call to Word action.*

Do not abuse God's emotion. Choose His calm and kindness over His anger.

Psalm 145:8 *The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

God is slow to anger, but do not be quick to upset Him


Lord, please give me valuable wisdom to avoid Your anger.

Help me to seek to understand You before seeking to be understood, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

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