Every act of Disobedience has consequences.
There are somethings which have been birthed as a result of our disobedience, those things have to be removed in-order for God’s will to manifest.
Every decision we take in life has an outcome.
There are certain decisions, certain acts that have been taken out of God’s will and disobedience to God’s word and even though God has forgiven us and new blessings will be released we sometimes have to face the consequences of that sin.
Its not that God has not forgiven us. Or God doesn’t have another plan. Or that its the end. Or we are never going to make it. Its just because that decision was taken out of God’s will and that sin produced bad fruits, and those fruits have to be removed in other for new fruits to grow.
We have to learn how to not only ask for forgiveness but to repent. Repent from the sin that has produced bad fruits.
But why do we have to face consequences when God has forgiven us? Sometimes the only way we truly learn from our mistakes is when we see the results of our disobedience.
Its sad how for a long time, knowing that God loves us, knowing that the reason He wants us to walk in obedience with Him is because He knows and wants the best for us, knowing that He sent His son Jesus to die for our sins still didn’t wake us up from that sin. Knowing that He wants a relationship with us.
Some of us had to get to a dead end.suffer from the results of disobedience. Some of us even near a death experience. Some of us even to the point of brokenness, some of us even to the point of been inflicted with disease.some of us even to the point of suicide, and drugs and alcohol consuming our precious lifes. Before we saw that Jesus still had His arms wide open. Jesus came to rescue us. To heal us, to deliver us, to remove us from the mess. Thats when we began to wake up.
Punishments are to wake us up. Are to make us fully repent. Are to help us understand that sin has consequences. Are to make us run far away from that sin. The Lord disciplines those He loves. Sometimes if we are not disciplined we will make that mistake over and over again. We will continue walking that route to darkness, but God wants to wake us up. The earth we live on does not belong to us. The life we have is not our own. We’ve got to know who is in charge and follow His commands. We cant live life any way we want. Because our life’s are precious to God. And even if it means He has to discipline us so we don’t continue to walk to a dead end, He will.
After David slept with Uriah’s wife, and killed Uriah so He won’t find out. God sent Prophet Nathan to rebuke Him.
2 Samuel 2:9-11
9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. 10 Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in [a]broad daylight.
David confessed His guilt to the Lord, and God forgave Him. But there were consequences David had to face as a result of His disobedience. God forgave David but The sin He committed had punishments awaiting Him.
The punishments was not just that His son will die. But also what the Lord said concerning His household rebelling against Him. ( 2 samuel 13)
And in 2 samuel 13
One of The Lord’s punishment to David as a result of sleeping with Uriah’s wife and killing Uriah was that ” I will cause your own house to rebel against you.
And thats what happened in the next chapter, even after God forgave David and blessed Him with a new son Solomon.
David’s Household started to rebel against Him. His son Amnon raped his own sister Tamar. And His other son Absalom revenged Amnon for what he did by killing Him. So David’s household started rebelling against Him. They began to go wayward.
In 2 Samuel 16: 21
Another one of the Lord’s punishment to David was that ” I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in public view.
And thats what happened in 2 samuel 16:12-21
David’s own son Absalom slept with His wives in public view.
2 samuel 16:12-21 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on top of the house, and Absalom went in with His father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.
God forgives us, but from that punishment,we must learn never to go that way again. But when you know there are punishments behind acts of disobedience , you will flee from that sin. We must also learn to move on from the past and forgive ourselves and understand that God only allowed things to happen for our good. Not to destroy us, but to move us away from the things that are destroying us instead.
God loves us so much that even though its painful for Him to punish us, He must do it so we walk the right path. He must do it so our souls will come to Him and not be torchoured in Hell. Imagine a father knowing that their child is doing something that is dangerous to them and will destroy them, a good father will not only warn that child but will discipline them so they never do that thing again. And God loves us even more than anyone could ever love us. So do you think He will watch and continue to let you walk down that road?
So even though God forgave David, and he was still wining battles and getting blessed, him and his household faced the consequence of his disobedience to God.
Sometimes we can be in the midst of blessings and God has forgiven us for our sins. But God is loving and God forgives.But can still be facing consequences of some sins .
Sometimes we get caught up in what we feel. Making decisions on how we feel. Even if it pleases God or not. But when we have the holy spirit living within us, we are alerted, prompted of the decision we are about to take that has punishments.
Sin has consequences, just us there are rewards for good deeds, every bad deed has has punishments as its fruits.
God sees all sins as equal, but not all sins have the same punishments here on earth. Some punishments are greater than others.
God still loves us,