Trusting in Numbers is when we trust in things or people more than God. David wanted to do a census of his fighting men instead of trusting God who had given him numerous victorious on the battle field. God longs for us to trust him over anything this world can offer and at the end of the day he is more trust worthy than anything we could put our trust in.
1 Chronicles 21
King David made it a habit through out his life to ask God for advice. And the Lord wants us to do the same. God is all knowing and he is so generous when we ask for advice, wisdom, counsel, etc. 1 Chronicles 14
God wants to speak to us about the future so we know how to make the right decisions when the time comes. It was spoken about David over and over again that he would anointed king. Not everyone recognized when the time came but a couple of groups did. One of those groups being the tribe of Issachar all because they recognized the signs of the times.
1 Chronicles 12
In our darkest hour in our hardest trials God will send encouragement to help us keep going. David was going through a hard time but the Lord used a Benjaminite named Amanai who spoke words of encouragement to David
1 Chronicles 12
When people come against us in word or action we need to take that back to God and not retaliate or take it to heart. King Hezekiah was very good about this and when the Assyrian King came to take over Judah he went to the Lord about it, not once but twice.
2 Kings 19
If we love the Lord but don’t know what the Bible says we are just going to do what is right in our own eyes and that is not good. King Josiah loved the Lord with everything he had but it wasn’t until he heard what was written in the Book of the Law that he knew how to follow God.
2 Kings 22
Some of the kings of Israel went to the high hills of Israel and made alters and burned incense to other Gods which made the people stumble. And even when a Godly king came into power they would do so many things right except tear down those high places which again made the people stumble in their generation and generations to come. We have high places in our lives where we have given our ours and lives to the Lord but there are things we still run to that are not good. We have to allow God to help us tear them down.
2 Kings 12
God is well known for choosing the least likely candidate to do mighty things. God picked an unlikely candidate to provide for the prophet Elijah! If the Lord did it then He can do it now! You are not unlikely candidate for God even if everyone else thinks you are!
1 Kings 17
When you choose to sin even though you know God says not to and the Bible says not to but you do any ways there is a time after that that I like to call the Grace Period. The Grace Period is a short amount of time where God wants you to repent, wants you to make things right, wants you to confess your sin but when that time runs out there will be a rebuke, discipline, and maybe even consequences. When King David slept with Bathsheba another man’s wife God gave him 9 months to a year to repent and make things right but instead David kept getting deeper and deeper into his sin until God finally stepped in and rebuked him as well as having a couple consequences.
2 Samuel 11
David went above and beyond his promise to Jonathan, Saul’s son. He kept his promise, did it above and beyond, and to a person that didn’t deserve it. Everything that David did in that situation is a true reflection of the way God interacts with us. Do you see He is a promise keeper, more than we could even imagine, and even when we don’t deserve it.
2 Samuel 9