God gave David everything and yet he still wanted more
2 Samuel 12.1-31
Reference: v. 8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.
Explore: Our God is a very generous god. He is saying here to David that He gave him everything and yet David still took what was not his, in the wife of Urriah the Hittite. God gave David everything he needed, and so much more. And in this verse we are reminded that God gives abundantly to his anointed king. And yet, in true human form, David does not feel he has enough and is driven for more.
Application: I have a friend who says that when he becomes a millionaire he will give money to a developing country in order for them to have clean water. I may be pessimistic, but when he gets that amount of money I doubt whether he will think of giving some away. Once he gets 1 million he will start working towards the 2nd million. If he doesn’t have a generous heart with a little, he will not be transformed just by having more money. We need to be good stewards of everything we have, whether it is a little or a lot. God has given us everything we have and he has given us the free will to use it wisely.
Prayer: Lord, I know that I always default back to being selfish. I’m sorry. I will strive to use my finances and assets more wisely to honour you. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.