I wanted to open up with a perspective about sin that, when we catch someone in a Hanus crime such as a great big biblical sin, especially by those that openly confess that they don’t believe in God, and yet but believe that they know anything about someone else’s sin as they themselves blaspheme the Holy Spirit, that God sees it differently than you do. Look at why God selected king David:
1 Sam 13:14 - But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”
You can miss both easter eggs if you are not careful in your reading or listening to that verse. But not today because I will show you where they are at. But first I must fetch the scriptural basket to catch these eggs:
2 Thess 1:8 - 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Egg number one, “a man after His own heart”, as compared to “those who do not know God.” If you are inclined to be after the heart of God then you will “know” Him right? So king David desired to know God to which Paul stated in 2nd Thessalonians that it was one of the criteria to avoid the vengeance of God. We will get to why that is an important position to take with God in a minute. The second egg is that God saw that David was a good listener, and we can see this by understanding that God would not replace a commander who did not stay with what the Lord commanded him, with another person who would have had the same issue. And we see the fullness of the second egg because in Thessalonians Gods vengeance also applied to the non-listener as well as to those who did not or do not know Him.