Deal with your sin or your sin will deal with you
“And he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ So I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’” 2 Samuel 1:8
The young Amalekite reported to David that he found King Saul still alive so he killed him because Saul asked to be put to death instead of allowing the Philistines to capture and torture him. To understand the significance of this statement, we have to refer back to Deuteronomy 25:17-19, “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God. Therefore it shall be, when the LORD your God has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. You shall not forget.”
King Saul was given this task in 1 Samuel 15:3 to utterly destroy the Amalekites, but instead he failed by sparing Agag, king of the Amalekites. Since he didn’t utterly and completely destroy the Amalekites, they were still very much alive and present in Israel. Thus there was this young Amalekite who happened upon Saul to deliver him his final death blow. Spiritually speaking, King Saul was destroyed by the sin he did not “blot out” in his life.
The bible tells us in Romans 13:14 make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Here the bible is clear that we are to take an active role in our Christian walk by walking according to the spirit and not the flesh.
Also in Matthew 5:29, “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.” Here again it is our responsibility to remove the “cause of our sin” from every area our lives.
Brothers and sisters, my challenge for us here at Calvary Chapel Norco is found in Romans 6:13, “And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God”. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to the highest standards for living. Let’s be a worthy example to the world of this Christian life and live for Jesus.
Your brother in Christ,