Do You Take Sin For Granted?

by John and Ruth Greene

“And rising up, and signaling with his hand, Paul said, ‘Men, Israelites, and the ones fearing YAHWEH, listen. The Elohim of this people chose our forefathers and exalted and magnified them while they were sojourners in the land of Misrayin. And with a high arm, He brought them out from it.  And He nourished them forty years in the wilderness.  And He pulled down seven nations in the land of Canaan, and gave their land to them as an inheritance.  And after these things, as four hundred and fifty years passed, He gave judges until Samuel the prophet. And from there they asked for a king. And YAHWEH gave Saul the son of Kish to them, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And removing him, He raised up to them David for a king, to whom He also said, witnessing, ‘I found David, the son of Jesse, to be a man according to My own heart, who will do all My will.””- Acts 13:16-22, HRB (Psalm 89:20;1 Samuel 13:14)

king-davidTo think of King David, you might consider a short list of shepherd, poet, giant-killer or ancestor of the Messiah. Like each man and woman, King David has another list that describes him: liar, self-centered family man, adulterer and murderer. Despite any negative press that he gets, he is remembered and respected for a heart that sought YHWH. He was quick to confess sin and to turn aside in repentance. (Ezekiel 18:24-32; “Understanding Sin“; “The Importance of Practical Repentance“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)

David had an unswerving belief in the kind and forgiving nature of YHWH, Elohim of Hosts. He didn’t continually take YHWH for granted. Even so, nearly every human being to a fault has a profound ability to lie to self, with a great capacity to hand down sin through generations. (2 Samuel 12) The propensity of man’s seed toward YHWH’s curse or YHWH’s favor was aptly pointed out:

“You shall not make a graven image for yourself, or any likeness in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow to them, and you shall not serve them; for I am YAHWEH your Elohim, a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third and on the fourth generation, to those that hate Me; and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commandments.” – Exodus 20:4-6, HRB

reading scriptureThis spiritual law is an undercurrent for the physical world that men and women live in, imparted through any decision that is made. The ‘gods’ you serve, the attitudes that you hold and words that you say have great impact in your life, the lives of your children and in the lives of others around you. (Isaiah 54:17; Proverbs 12:18; 13:3; 15:1; 18:21; 29:20; Matthew 12:34, 36-37; 18:15; Luke 6:45; John 8:31-32; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:8; James 1:26; 3:1-12) The importance of those that you choose to bring into your life cannot be overemphasized. Every person has a mouth, a mind and the ability to use them for both good and evil. (“Are You Running Away from Messiah?“; “Are You a Christian First or Last?“; “Living in an Apostate World“; “The Idolatry Factor“)

This truth was the same in David’s life, as his children responded to the soft heart of a rather permissive father, (2 Samuel 13-20; “What Does Your Church Teach About Satan the Destroyer“; “Destruction Is Satan’s Intent“) along with the seeds of life and conduct sown through preceding generations. This was complicated by the decision that David made to honor traditions of kings by taking more than one wife. King David had precious little time to get to know his family or the wives that he continued to take. Even among YHWH’s anointed, having a heart for Him does not assure an easy and carefree life. When you rebel against your Heavenly Father, that rebellion festers because rebellion breaks YHWH’s spiritual law. The effects of bad choices can endure, even when YHWH makes that for good. (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Philippians 4:19)

“But we know that to the ones loving YAHWEH all things work together for good, to those being called according to purpose;” – Romans 8:28, HRB

King David had a kind heart for people and along with that, a lack of appropriate discipline that could have prevented many a disaster in his life. Yet, though it all, YHWH was able to restore David to Himself, even though David had to continue to endure the consequences of his life. What was most important was David’s generous heart and his loyalty to the Elohim of his life in the end. (“The Secret Weapons of Christians“; “The Struggle for Purity of Heart“; “Abiding in Trust“; “Abiding With YHWH in Quiet Places“)

“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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