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LEARNING FROM MISTAKES (Pdt. Sandy Todin)
passage tells how David sent Joab and chieftains of Israel to count the
number of the children of Israel, and what David was displeased God. From this passage there are some things we can learn.
1 Chronicles 21: 1-4, 7-8, 11-14
1. Arrogance Early Destruction (vv. 1-4)
David command to count the number of the people of Israel not a thing wrong, the wrong is because David listened to the words more devil than God's words. Words can not believe the devil, the devil is a thief, murderer and destroyer. When David heard the words devil and began counting the number of the people of Israel, the unwitting arrogance began to appear in David's heart. Arrogance will eventually result in destruction. Sin is not the first time when Adam ate the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, but as Lucifer rebel against God. As a highly revered worship leader, Lucifer felt nothing could be done, there are many angels who followed him, arose his intention to sit on the throne of God. Having a position to match the position of God, then Lucifer cast into the world. Angels do not receive the mercy of God, the angels are not redeemed by the death of Jesus Christ. When Lucifer was cast into the world, one third of the angels followed him, but it did not shake heaven, because God is still there.
Feeling of "I can" make a lot of people become arrogant and rebellious against God entrusted. Dathan and Abiram feel you can be a leader replace Moses, so it was about rebelling against Moses, when God showed sovereignty, the earth split open and swallow Dathan, Abiram and his followers. Similarly, Aaron and Miriam, Moses doubts and explosives rebel leadership, leprosy eventually fills the entire body of Miriam. For God, not the "ability" is important but the confidence of God's people. When David was more listening to the words of the devil then that provoked anger in the hearts of God.
2. Sincerity Heart David (7-8)
David is the one who describes our lives today. David fell into sin, God raised up David. It makes God a special judge David because David had "Sincerity Heart". David, who admitted his guilt, not only before God but also before Man. David is not the "prestige-an". When darud made a mistake taking Bathsheba as his wife, to devise the murder of Bathsheba's husband and rebuked the prophet Nathan, David dared admit kesalannya, David, a king, a leader, but not ashamed to admit his guilt.
As leaders learn to apologize when we make mistakes. as parents, apologize when we are wrong for our children, because then we teach our children to be people who dare to admit mistakes and know forgiveness when they grow up. Sincerity and keberasan David's heart, which makes God affirming job. Unlike Saul, Saul was a skilled and trained, as making a mistake with membersembahkan victim without waiting for the Prophet Samuel and reprimanded Saul, Saul Angry. It makes God took the anointing of Saul king over. Learning as David. Many times we are pursuing the gift regardless of the character, but that makes the gift karakterlah survive. God is more interested in the attitude of our hearts than our hand skills. The attitude of our heart determines whether we become humble, obedient to authority, be teachable.
3. Repentance of David (v. 11 -14, 26)
When David realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness, the faithfulness of God, God forgives sin, but in His justice David continue to have rewards, in 3 days there are tens of thousands of people died, because of a wrong decision of one person the many people who accept the risks . Be careful in every decision as it will affect the lives of others. In such a situation there are 2 things that David as a sign of repentance, namely:
a. Establishing altar.
The altar berbicata about our personal relationship with God. Do you know if the Spirit of God are fixed? When we woke up the altar then the Spirit of God is living with us. When the nation of Israel in the wilderness, amid the arid region, but because there the ark of God then there is no life. No matter how long we fellowship with God, but how our hearts desire fellowship with God. The extent to which our intimacy with God will determine our success in life.
b. Make God Gives the best.
When David was about to set up an altar, David does not take free of Ornan, but David pay a sum of money to Ornan. Give the best to God, time, talent, treasure and lives. Let all that pleases God.
Whatever mistakes we do, God is faithful to forgive everything. When make a mistake, David repented and confessed his guilt and offer the best to the Lord to his life restored. Learning from the mistakes of David so we were recovering from the Lord.