The threshing floor of Araunah
📕 2Samuel Chapter 24
God was not pleased with David for taking the census ( v 1- 9 , 11-12 )
💫 David repented:
~ He has freely accepted the guilt ( v 10b )
~ He has asked for a penalty ( v 14 , 17 ) .
~ He begs the angel’s sword to take away the lives of his and his family but to spare the people and the city. ( v 17 )
✅ The preceding verse is the most striking one , because it will focus on the site of the Temple of God 💒:
🔖 God send Gad the prophet to David , and to order him to build an altar to the Lord on the THRESHING FLOOR of ARAUNAH..” ( v 18 )
🔖 David came and asked Araunah to give him the threshing floor so that he can build an altar to the Lord ( v 21 )
🔖 Araunah willingly gave his threshing floor to David ( v 22-23 )
🔖 Like Elisha , Araunah gave the oxen and the threshing sledges for the burnt offerings ( v 22 ; 1Kings 19: 19-21 )
🎀 ARAUNAH HAD A BIG HEART:
He willingly gave his ancestral property and the means of his livelihood .
🎀 ARAUNAH GAVE COSTLY GIFTS:
~ Threshing sledges
~ Livestock 🐂
~ Harvested grain 🌾
📌 Later on the Temple site was recognised as none other than “Mount Moriah” where the Lord appeared to David ( 2Chron 3:1 )
📝 The angelic appearance and David’s offering a sacrifice ” at Mount Moriah reminds us with another angelic appearance to Abraham with his sacrifice ( Isaac) in the same place ( v 17 , 25 ; Gen 22:1-18) .
📌 All these events are the foreshadow of a future event when another Father would sacrifice his Son.
📌 David’s sacrifice was accepted by the Lord , and the plague on the people was stopped.
📌 Christ’ sacrifice was sufficient to take away all the dreadful plague ( sins) because HE PAID IT ALL.
💞 Beloved Church, we need ARAUNAHs to stand firm in GIVING MINISTRY .
WHO IS THE MASTER OF YOUR THRESHING FLOOR❓
Today, the issue for us goes beyond the call to give God something WE VALUE.
God wants the BEST of what we have – not the LEFT OVERS.
🛐 Lord , I will not give to you something that costs me nothing .
Glory to God 🙏
✍🏽 Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India 🇮🇳
David’s last words
2 Samuel 23 : 1 – 5
- Of the God of Jacob.
- Raised up on high ( blessed )
- Became the sweet psalmist. Yes, do we confess that all the blessings l received are from the God of Jacob ?
- The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me. But we say that l spoke. Let us allow the Spirit of the Lord to speak through us.
- The Rock of lsrael spoke to me. Whether God is talking to us?
- He has made an everlasting covenant and ordered the salvation and desire secure. Yes, we can’t secure anything. Everything we secure is only because of God.
Yes , let us magnify God in every action or blessing of our life. Let Him speak to us and speak through us. Amen. Hallelujah.
Dr. Padmini Selvyn.