SACRIFICE OVERTURNS WRATH                                2 Samuel 24:16-25

But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it of you for a price; I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. (v24)

Sacrificial sowing can deliver an unending harvest, make your harvest irreversible, make you the talk of the town and even turn away God’s anger from you. In 2 Samuel 24:1-25, we read about how God was provoked to anger by King David, thereby bringing God’s judgment on the people. When David pleaded with God to temper justice with mercy and judge him instead of his innocent people, God said, “Alright, I will do something about that. I will overlook your errors, I will forgive you and stop my judgment, but you have to first bring me a sacrifice.” David agreed to give that sacrifice, and he turned down Araunah’s offer to make offering an easy one. He said, “This sacrifice must cost me something. It is a sacrifice in sorrow so that I can go home rejoicing.” Some of us have found ourselves in a similar situation as David, where it was required of us to make painful and costly sacrifices in order to achieve our hart desires. However, instead of going headlong into it, we rather sought and received help from the Araunah’s of this world to make the task an easy one. Never accept an affordable or convenient alternative in the place of the sacrifice you need to make in order to enter into your desired breakthrough. If you can make the required sacrifice, you will receive the joy you so desire. If you can make the sacrifice, you can overturn God’s wrath from yourself or your family. If you stand in the place of prayer long enough and pay the price the situation you are facing requires, you will return with joy. Are you ready to do that?

PRAYER LINE: Father, please grant me the grace to make a worthy sacrifice that can provoke irreversible blessings for my generation. (O.H)

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There is no alternative to a sacrifice that should be made.

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