Morning Morsels 020: Choose Your Punishment

When you do wrong in this walk, punishment must follow.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. When we do wrong in our walk, the record shows that punishment must follow for that wrongdoing. In fact, Nahum 1:3 says that Yah never lets the guilty go unpunished. That punishment, as we will see with a circumstance involving King David, comes in one of three forms: punishment through acts of nature; punishment at the merciless hand of man; or punishment from Yah himself.

When David sought to number the people of Israel, which was an incitement of the devil, he was cautioned by one of his men to not do so. But stubbornness prevailed and he commanded that Israel be numbered anyway.

7 But Elohim was displeased with this thing, and he struck Israel. 8 And David said to Elohim, I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly. 9 And Yah spoke to Gad, David’s seer, saying, 10 Go and say to David, Thus says Yah, Three things I offer you; choose one of them, that I may do it to you. 11 So Gad came to David and said to him, Thus says Yah, Choose what you will: 12 either three years of famine, or three months of devastation by your foes while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of Yah, pestilence on the land, with the heavenly messenger of Yah destroying throughout all the territory of Israel. Now decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me. 13 Then David said to Gad, I am in great distress. Let me fall into the hand of Yah, for his mercy is very great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.

—1 Chronicles 21:7 – 13

Keywords: wrongdoing, spiritual punishment, the hand of man, yah’s justice, nahum 1 3, morning morsels, living hebrew, kingdom preppers, daily devotion, growing up Hebrew, guh

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