²And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
From the time they had entered Canaan, God had promised Abraham and Sarah that their descendants would be given the land they were now in ( Genesis 12:7). The problem was that both Abraham and Sarah were well on in years and were not getting any younger. When Abraham first received this promise he was 75 years old (Genesis 12:4), and Sarah was ten years younger.
As time elapsed, Sarah noticed that the promise of a son was tarring so she tried to help God by giving her maidservant to Abraham to bear them children, this shows how Sarah hadn’t understood the Magnitude of Gods name as ‘El Shadday(ale shad-dah’ee) God Almighty’ , trying to help God means we don’t truly trust Gods ability to fulfill His word and may point to impatience and pride, yet God has exalted His word above his name, besides God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should repent. Trying to help God culminated into strife in Abraham’s home, where Hagar became a thorn in Sarah’s flesh hence she had to be sent away.
2 Samuel 6:6-7
⁶And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.
⁷And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
In a lay mans eyes, uzzah might look justified for trying to stop the covenant box from falling yet in the eyes of God, His act was that of disobedience, because in the book of numbers, the kohaths were to carry the things in the tent of meeting on their shoulders not to be put on a cart ,and were not to touch any “Holy thing” lest they died…in trying to help God , uzzah ended up in to disobedience which led to his death. God doesn’t need our help, God needs our total Worship (love and submission). Likewise king Saul utterly disobeyed God when told to destroy Amalek with its king, sheep, ox and all that was within, but he reserved the choicest sheep and ox under guise that he reserved them for a sacrifice to God, what matters is that he disobeyed the voice of God and in the end he lost his kingdom to King David
1 Samuel 15:3,15,22-23
³Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
¹⁵And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
²²And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
²³For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
I choose to fully trust the word Of God upon my life
I will not disobey God by trying to help Him to prematurely fulfil His word.
Though it tarries, I am fully persuaded that the word of God comes to pass.
My God is Faithful in all things
²Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
⁶Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
⁷Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
⁹Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
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