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Nov. 28 Devotion: Loyal To A Fault

Loyal To A Fault

2 Samuel 11:11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

Ever heard the phrase: Loyal to a fault? I’ve always seen this as something that can be a detriment to people. While it is great to be a loyal person at times it can get you taken advantage of. You see people take advantage of friends or family because they know that the other person will not point out how wrong they are. They too often give the benefit of doubt to the other person. Think about Uriah in the story here. David is trying to cover up his own sin by getting Uriah to spend the night with his wife in his own bed. However, Uriah will not have that. He will not stay in his own bed while his men are sleeping out in tents. He chooses to remain loyal to his men and not give in to David’s request. This loyalty cost him his life. He even carried the very letter that carried the instructions on how he was to be set up for a certain death. 2 Samuel 11:14-15 And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. [15] And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die. Regardless of what might be to come Uriah was just loyal to what was right. We might face some persecution when we make a stand. There is nothing we face in this world worth giving up rewards that await us in Heaven. Remaining faithful to the things of God is far greater than the ridicule we may face from things in this world. Plain and simple it’s still right to do right!

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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