by PamFord Davis
5/25/2010 / Devotionals
The song artist Len Barry placed primary education and love on the same basis. We don't have to understand the mysteries of love to experience it. 1-2-3 or A-B-C, it's easy to fall in love. It becomes more of a challenge when we are given a choice.
Let's Make A Deal fans knew too well the dangers of making the wrong decision. The stage held three big curtains. 1-2-3. One concealed the grand prize. Another offered second best. The third resulted in rounds of laughter and humiliation.
King David angered God when he called for a census. The foolish idea to seek proof of his military might hindered a walk of faith. Judgment would come. A price must be paid. "Tell David that I will punish him in one of three ways. But he will have to choose which one it will be (1 Chronicles 21:10 CEV)." Gad shared the rest of the story.
#1 Three years of famine in the land
#2 Three months of defeat in military battles
#3 Three days of disease outbreak
David did not want to receive his punishment from a heartless enemy. He threw himself upon the altar of God's mercy. He knew a loving father disciplines a wayward son and he would willingly submit to His heavenly Father. Three days of disease took the lives of many and softened the heart of a King. David knew he alone should be held accountable. Mercy prevailed and sacrifices and offerings were given from a sorrowful heart.
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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