2 Samuel 14:21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.
Sometimes it is really hard to hear the truth. I mean let’s face it, the uncut, absolute truth will on occasion hurt. However, that is where all healing really begins. Healing begins when we face up to reality. The Truth.
In the passage just before today’s verse David had to first hear the truth. Before he could admit to the wrong, he had to hear, and realize he was wrong. All too often when someone comes to us in Christian love to tell us of an area in our life, which needs to be looked at, we want to destroy the messenger. Or maybe we will read in God’s Word a convicting passage, and instead of allowing it to help us, we choose rather to ignore the message. Nevertheless, David heard the truth, and then he had to heed the truth. He had to realize his wrong and face it. Lastly, he had to help make it right.
It all began by David being willing to listen to those hard words of truth.
As God, through His Word or by a messenger of truth points out convicting areas in our lives, we must be willing to listen to it, learn from it, and lean toward it. Never running from the truth, but rather always running to it. Why, because Jesus said I am “the truth,” in John 14:6. We should always want to run toward Jesus.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 14-15 / Psalm 119:49-64 / Proverbs 27 / Hebrews 1, 2
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 15-17 / John 7:37-53
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