March 23rd 1963†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††ďGodís JusticeĒ†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††Late Mr. N. Daniel
1 Samuel 21
††††††††††† When we read the Old Testament we
will be able to glean out of it Godís application of His truth in human affairs.
Though God is Almighty, He is just. We see His justice always in action. Jer. 17:1 ďThe sin of
††††††††††† Godís laws operate in our lives.
Saul when he became a king was abiding in the will of God for sometime. Soon he
became proud. The influence of Samuel was taken away. Then he behaved in a
cruel manner. He wanted to kill his son-in-law. God prevented it. Once he fell
upon 80 priests because they lent the sword of Goliath to David. What are the
consequences? Sin is sin. Its consequences must be borne. The whole nation was
affected. There were other murders too. There came a famine on the land. David
inquired of God and found out it was because of the sin of Saul. In order to
propitiate for these sins 7 sons of Saul were held and hanged. All that David
knew was that real propitiation for human sins was on the cross and it would
meet all the needs of humanity. In our lives we must not allow any unforgiven sin to pass without repentance. We are saved to
be saved and to be perfected. It is a progressive salvation that is come into
us. So we have to confess the sins of our parents. It is by waiting on God, we
know the sins of our fathers. Lam. 5:7. God taught
††††††††††† Some Kshathriyas were baptized in Akividu. One woman said, ďLast year I came alone but now I have brought four with me. I believed in Jesus and now I pray to Him.Ē By Godís grace, the word of God is reaching others. This woman heard that she should be baptized. She went and asked the lord. He asked her to read Matt.3. The light is spreading in Andhra. It is not easy to gather 4000 to 5000 people to hear the Word of God. They know what we preach is true. But some early converts have gone back to sin.
††††††††††† When we are waiting in prayer God
will reveal to us how to pray for our fatherís family. When famine came, David
asked God the cause. It was the sin of Saul the king! A ruler could bring so
much suffering on the people. Even church leaders do not want the light to
spread. They donít do it and donít allow others to do it. Such behaviour will bring a curse on them for generations. Some
of the church dignitaries are sitting at Jezebelís table. The condition of our
††††††††††† Davidís son Absalom became a very wicked son. He went step by step down into further sin. Suddenly he met death from which he could not escape. A kingís son one might be, but he will not escape the unerring judgement of God. Unless God keeps us, we can not be safe. ďIf thou blessest O God it will be a blessing for everĒ, David prayed. Saul was careful in the early part of his life. In the later part of his life he had missed the Fellowship of good people. Godís childrenís company is a protection. In their company our sins are brought out. The sooner we know our sins the better. Even our health will improve. The germs in our body will die. Scripture records suffering but if we search carefully, we will find the cause of that suffering. God judges righteously.