- What kind of example are you providing for the future generations of your family?
- Maintain a Biblical decision-making process for your life and constantly examine your life for any sin that should be confessed.
- It may seem that the punishment was out of proportion to the sin of David and Israel. But one sin—one decision or action—can carry with it disastrous results? Can you think of examples of this in your life?
- David’s willingness to offer up himself and his family may have been a part of stopping the plague. Thank God for the sacrifice of Jesus that made possible the forgiveness of sin and stopped the plague of eternity in hell for all who believe in Him.
- Are you willing to trust God’s grace when you have disobeyed Him and confess and repent? The other option is denial or apathy and judgment. [1 Corinthians 11:31-32]
- What kind of sacrifices should we give to God in gratitude for what He did at the cross? [See Hebrews 13:15-17, Romans 12:1 see below]
- Memory verses –
1 Corinthians 11:31-32… 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.
1 Peter 1:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ
Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
Hebrew 13:15-17…15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.