WHY NOT CONTINUE IN THANKSGIVING ❓

DOUBLE DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Tuesday 04 August 2020

Text:
2 Samuel 6:14-23

TOPIC:
WHY NOT CONTINUE IN THANKSGIVING❓

MEMORY VERSE:
2Samuel 6:21

Message:
According to the Bible, King David’s first attempt at bringing the Ark to Jerusalem ended up tragically with the death of Uzzah because the process was wrong and Uzzah became the victim. God’s unexpected fury shattered the joy, praises and celebrations of David and his subjects and so he abandoned the Ark in the house of Obed-Edom. Upon hearing of the prosperity of Obed-Edom, David decided to bring the Ark again to Jerusalem, being careful to follow God’s methods of carrying it. This time the tempo of dancing, rejoicing and celebrations was higher than the first. What a wonderful man David was. He wouldn’t hold grudges against God for whatever reason, though he was annoyed at first that God killed Uzzah.

Have you been hurt so much that you wouldn’t feel like singing praises to God, preaching his word, paying tithes or rendering other services to God and humanity? Let us learn from David. Remember Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times…” Look at verse 8, another lovely verse “oh, taste and see that the Lord is good”.

Sadly, as David was dancing with all his might, reflecting on God’s benevolence towards him, one of his wives, Michal the daughter of Saul, despised him and spoke disdainfully that he was not behaving like a King. To Michal, a king shouldn’t dance and praise God with all his spirit, body, soul and material things. Michal’s kind of king should be stingy with thanksgiving to God but perhaps, generous and zealous in doing evil.

There are some Michals today even in the church. They are those who hate to listen to people’s testimonies about God’s goodness in their lives. They despise those who very genuinely celebrate the blessings of God in various ways. How many Pharisees celebrated with those who showed gratitude to God for the miracles which Jesus performed in their lives? Unarguably, the Pharisees and Michals abound today, even among the so called most holy clergy.

Michal became childless till she died, hers was only case of barrenness not cured in the Bible. Being an enemy of thanksgiving could attract divine judgement and so we must distance ourselves from it. If you cannot or will not praise and thank God because it may not be in your nature to do so, do not hinder other people from doing so.

CONTROLLING THOUGHT:
God deserves our thanksgiving.

PRAYER:
Lord, please help me not to be an enemy of praise, worship and Thanksgiving.

BIBLE READING FOR THE YEAR:
Psalms 60-62; Acts 22

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