Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word – it tells you what God says, what to do, and it gives an accurate account of what people did – who are just like you. Who if you do like they do, you’ll get the same result. Good, Bad or Ugly. A recent story got legs in the media when a famous football coach was caught on camera at a bar with a woman dancing who was not his wife. It’s interesting to see the explosion of condemnation. This huddle is neither to exonerate nor condemn. It’s to give warning. God gives us real life examples, of scriptural warnings, that we ourselves would be wise to take heed. God gives examples in Scripture of what leads to a fall. Do this, and you will fall. It’s as true today as it was then. Here is what God says specifically I Corinthians 10:11 – These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, who live at the end of the age. So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! It’s easy to criticize and condemn, we can easily pick out the failures in others, and actions speak for themselves. But be careful yourself. One day it might you be in that situation. Or could you hear of me – having fallen? I pray never would that ever happen! But if you think it couldn’t happen to you, it would be foolish. Here’s what happened. 2 Samuel 11:1 – In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. ‘Nuff said, game over – it was just a matter of time before he fell. David in the spring, when it was time for Kings to go off to war, stayed home instead. He was on the roof instead of with his troops. He wasn’t where he was supposed to be. That’s how he ended up where he shouldn’t be. That’s when he saw Bathsheba bathing on her rooftop, and the tragedy that unfolded resulted in lifelong consequence for many people, and the whole nation. What a horrifying story, that came from one foolish decision. It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, but you can lose it in a moment. What the coach was doing was disgraceful. But what was even more ridiculous – why was he even there in the first place? When he should have been on the plane heading home with his team. They say history repeats itself. And before we go pointing fingers we should remember the fingers pointing back at us. But for the grace of God there go you, or I, or anybody that forgets or neglects God’s Word. This is a good practice to keep. When it’s spring, and time for war, you better stay with your troops. Don’t stay behind when God has a place you should be. And this is not the place. Praying that you will remember the stories that God has recorded as a warning. That you would love God, hate sin, and keep your feet in the right place. Praying for you… that you would not think that you are standing, and forget to be careful - so you don’t fall. It doesn’t matter what the offense is. Anything less than God’s best is not what God has for you. Praying that you will be in the center of His will – walking with Him in what He called you to do, with those you are called to be in obedience with - far from any place and any person that could lead to your fall. God is faithful, He will protect you, it’s why He gives warnings. He that hath ears to hear. Let him hear.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!