DCLM Sincere Milk 30 March 2023 — Suspicion Sinful
DCLM Sincere Milk 30 March 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Suspicion Sinful
Topic: Suspicion is Sinful.
Text — 2 Samuel 10:1-5
1And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.
2Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
3And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?
4Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.
5When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.
Key Verse: “And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?” 2 Samuel 10:3
According to Oxford Dictionary, suspicion is a feeling or thought that someone is guilty of an illegal, dishonest, or unpleasant action. Suspicion has no concrete evidence because it is just a feeling and thus the feeling or thought must be subjected to tests to know the truth.
From our text, we could see the danger of suspicion, King David was sincere in his mission of showing kindness to Hanun the son of the king of Ammon to repay him for the kindness of his father. The princes of the Ammonites suspected foul play and thus disgraced the team that David sent to Hanun. This led to war between Israel and the Ammonites.
Some children are fond of suspicion as they suspect people’s actions either at home, in school, or even in the church! Suspicion can lead to the loss of relationships, blessings, peace, prosperity, and lots more. To be free from all forms of suspicion, you need to bring your heart to Jesus for cleansing.
When your heart is cleansed, then the Spirit of God can lead and guide you into all truth.
Further Reading: 1 Timothy 6:4,5
Prayer for today: Dear Father, please cleanse my heart from all suspicion and let Thy Spirit guide me always.
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)