THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Joshua spoke to the men who had spied out the land. Joshua said, ‘Go into the prostitute’s
house. Bring her out. And bring out all the people who are with her. Do this because of the
promise you made to her.
So the two men went into the house and brought out Rahab. They brought out her father,
mother, brothers and all those with her. They put all her family in a safe place outside the
camp of Israel.”
Joshua 6:22, 23
Rahab’s life was going one way before the spies came. She was a prostitute and as you might
of guessed, she was welcomed by some and rejected by others!
Her life must have been hard I can imagine.
But despite what people saw YAH saw something entirely different.
She had made so many mistakes with no way out but that was all about to change.
The Lord had a plan for her life and despite her past, her mistakes, bad decisions and people’s
opinions of her that plan was completed.
YAH turned her life around in a way no one could ever imagine.
The word today is simple;
YAH has a purpose for your life, full stop!
Don’t let your past hinder what YAH has planned for you.
Don’t let the opinions of others stop you from trusting the Lord for something amazing.
Don’t let your current situation deter you
Rahab was a prostitute. In the eyes of everyone around her she wasn’t much but not so in
the eyes of YAH. He saw something different.
The Lord sees you differently to what man sees.
It doesn’t matter if you not strong enough, smart enough, rich enough and so on,
the Lord has something amazing planned for you.
And that’s all I have to share today.
Bless you friends!
Good day friends!
I will be doing a four part series on David the man after God’s
heart. David loved God with all of his heart but it wasn’t easy.
He went through a lot and his relationship with God was tested
immensely! I want to talk about some of the challenges he faced.
There is no doubt God had an amazing plan for David’s life but
we need to realise that the enemy didn’t sit back and let it be. he
fought and at times he seemed to be victorious BUT
God was with David and saved him from all of his trials! I hope
and pray this series is a blessing to you. Let’s get started….
“Then the Jebusites said to David, You shall not come in here.
But David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the City of David.
And David said, whosoever smites the Jebusites first shall be
chief and commander. Joab son of Zeruiah [David’s half sister]
went up first, and so he was made the chief.
1 Chronicles 11:5, 6
This was one of David’s worst decisions. This decision would
impact his life in a way he would never expect. Instead of
seeking the Lord like he always did he turned to his flesh!
He left the decision of who would be his chief and commander
to a test of physical strength! Now get me right, there are a
few things Joab did right but the bad things far outweigh the
You might think I am over exaggerating but look at the
consequences of David’s decision:
Joab murders Abner against David’s wishes.
(Read 2 Samuel 3:21-30)
Okay fair enough, Abner had killed Joab’s brother Asahel but
Joab still went against David’s wishes.
Joab kills Absalom, David’s son (Read 2 Samuel 18:14, 15)
Yes, Absalom took over David’s kingdom and even sought
to kill him but after being instructed by David (2 Samuel 18:5)
to not kill Absalom, Joab still went ahead and killed him.
Not convinced Joab was the wrong choice? Let me share a
few more incidents that will convince you otherwise:
Joab kills Amasa (Read 2 Samuel 9:10)
Joab betrays David by supporting Adonjah rather than Solomon
the promised king. (1 Kings 1: 7)
To conclude read 2 Samuel 23:8-39
All of David’s mighty men are mentioned but Joab’s name
is not there.
Look at how one decision made in the flesh impacted David’s
life. David always sought the Lord in his decision making.
But this one decision made in the flesh cost him much.
We need to always seek the Lord when making decisions. And
I am not talking about deciding between drinking coffee
or tea tonight. 🙂 That’s not the kind of decision making I am
talking about. I hope you get the gist of what I mean.
David made a mistake. He made a really important decision
without seeking God and he paid a hefty price for it.
May we always seek the Lord in everything we do.
As we seek the Lord for His direction and guidance in the
decisions we have to make know it pleases Him.
It shows Him our faith in Him.
So as I end the lesson is this,
Seek the Lord! Things go horribly wrong when God is taken
out of the decision making process. Seek the Lord in every decision