When God does something, He does it in magnificent excess, doesn’t He? He doesn’t simply bless us, He blesses us exceedingly abundantly. And yet, King David, a man after God’s own heart, at the height of his power, turned his back upon the blessings that God had already bestowed upon him and committed adultery with Bathsheba and then arranged to have her husband murdered. David attempted to cover up his sins but God, through Nathan the prophet, confronted David.
And I gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more.
2 Samuel 12:8
God made it quite clear to David, that as abundant as the blessings were that he had already received, He would blessed him with even more. But it was not meant to be. The consequences of his actions reverberated for the rest of David’s life, leading to his kingdom temporarily usurped from under him and the death of his son, Absalom.
Only after repenting of his sin did God forgive Him. David had to learn a painful and tragic lesson before he understood the exceedingly abundant blessings that a life that is obedient to God can provide. But like so many of us, he took God’s blessings for granted. He was spoiled by the overwhelming grace and blessings that God gave him. Years later, David was able to once again rejoice in God’s blessings, stating emphatically that God’s blessings were exceedingly abundant!
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Only by coming to Jesus Christ and accepting Him as our Lord and Savior will we be forgiven our sins. But we need to first come to Him. And when we do, we will experience God in excess, receiving the exceedingly abundant blessings that only God can provide!
Blessings with Aloha!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.