DCLM Sincere Milk 12 April 2023 — Pay day for evil doers
DCLM Sincere Milk 12 April 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Pay day for evil doers
TOPIC: Pay Day For Evil Doers.
Text — 2 Samuel 3:37-39
37For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.
38And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
39And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
Key Verse: “And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.” 2 Samuel 3:39
David was a king in Israel and knew too well that there is a reward for the doers of evil. At least, he had seen what God did to King Saul that reigned before him. The sons of Zeruiah mentioned in our text were Joab and Abishai.
They were close companions of the king and high-ranking officers in his army, but they used their relationship with the king and their positions in his army to do wicked things to others. They felt nobody would punish them after all. David, being a godly man, did not support their evil doings. Their evil deeds made the king weak. However, the fact that they were David’s soldiers did not change God’s law -“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished” Proverbs
11:21a They all died shamefully.
It is common to see people in the world using their position in society to punish others unjustly. We are to help the “weak” and not maltreat them. We should not use our position to do harm to others. Are you a child or a relation to a leader, a class captain, or a senior or are you stronger than others? Don’t ever use your strength or position to bully or hurt others. Choose to be humble and helpful to all around you.
Further Reading: Proverbs 11:21
Prayer for today: Lord, help me to use all that You have given me to help and not to hurt others.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)