Monday, 29 January 2018

This Is For You: Please Stop Pulling Back!

In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In the letter he wrote, “Put Uriah in the front lines where the fighting is the fiercest. Then pull back and leave him exposed so that he’s sure to be killed.” - 2 Samuel 11:14-15 


"Then pull back and leave him exposed..." Uriah did not die because he could not handle the intensity of the battle, but he died because of the negligence of those who were supposed to support him in the battle zone. His fellow soldiers sold him out. Those who were supposed to cover him, "exposed" him for the enemy to devour him. The paradox here is: the true enemies of Uriah were not those he was fighting in the front, but those he was expecting to protect him in the back.
Dejected brother
We must understand that Uriah was a skilful, well trained, and disciplined soldier. He was one of the best in David's army. But still he could not fight the battle alone, he needed a faithful team to back him up. It's not that he was weak or inexperienced, the real issue here is not weakness, the real issue here is "negligence".

Strong soldiers have died in the field because of negligence, strong soldiers have been fatally wounded in the field because of indifference.

When we shift back in a time of trouble and need, innocent & faithful people die either physically, emotionally or spiritually because of us.

When we pull back and expose our brethren, we become co-workers with the enemy and God is watching us. God will hold us accountable for neglecting our brothers and sisters in times of need.
Sometimes people leave the church because we pulled back in their times of need and this they got exposed to the enemy.

Let's be careful not to neglect one another especially in times of need. remember your parents and siblings, pastor and church, breathren and unbelievers. PLEASE DO NOT HOLD BACK!

Be a true brother's and a true sister's keeper.

"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2

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