1 Chronicles 28:8–10
8 “So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel and of the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.
9 “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 10 Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.”
When you read this does your mind take you to Solomon’s foolish end? Do you think about how both David and Solomon had a spiritual blind-spot regarding their sexual desires? Do you then think about how susceptible each of us are to sinful blind-spots in our lives? Before I think too much of David and Solomon’s failures, the mirror turns into my own heart. The promises that God gave Solomon, in a similar way He has given to me. If these great men could not control those blind-spots but let them bring such great pain to their otherwise amazingly blessed lives, what hope of purity is there for me?
I am reading a book now by Kevin DeYoung entitled, “The Hole In Our Holiness.” DeYoung reminds me of the constant call of God to His people to continually walk in His holiness, to increase in it, and never to stray from it. Yes, great men failed; that does not mean that we have to. Because of their failure we must be more diligent, more watchful, more aware of our blind-spots and fight against them. God promises to be with His people. Jesus Christ promised that He would be with us always. Colossians 3:1-3 tells us to set our minds, our thoughts, our affections on things above. Let’s live there. Let’s enjoy the blessings of God for life and for eternity.
Have a great day in the Lord,