Despising God?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“It is I who anointed you king over Israel . . . I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you many more things like these! ‘Why have you despised the word of the Lord?. . . You have despised Me.” 2 Samuel 12:7-8 NASB

Many people could be accused of “despising” God’s Word. But could this apply to David? A man whose heart was like God’s? A man who wrote many psalms and hymns?
Yet, in fact, God accused David of despising Him and His Word. The Hebrew word here suggests that David had shown contempt for Him, and even held God in “little account.”
From God’s point of view, He had given David everything his heart could desire. A successful career. A family. Protection. Wealth. Pleasures. But He also was prepared to give him “even more.” But these blessings were based on serving God. Keeping His ways. Doing what was right.
But everything changed when David gave in to temptation, had a relationship with Bathsheba, and had her husband killed. He showed that he was willing to ignore God and His Word, and violate principles he knew to be true.
God’s words to David should inspire and warn us. The Bible is filled with His overwhelming promises. To supply all our needs. To grant us more than we can “ask or think.”
But it can be easy to take His blessing for granted. To go our own way. But, as God told David, He was willing to bless him abundantly. The restriction was that he needed to go to God for these things.
In your life, make sure that you know God’s Word, and seek to put it into practice. That you seek to do everything His way. If you have needs, commit them to Him. Believe that He cares for you and will provide everything you need, and answer your prayers.


Prayer: Father, I commit these needs to You: _________. Thank You for Your promise to provide everything I need. Thank You that I can trust You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.