Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Daring...

... or Disobedient?

I'm definitely not amused but rather amazed and even angered when I hear news of people who are hurt or even die because they dare and push the boundaries set.


There are too many senseless and avoidable deaths with people saying "He/she/they died doing what he/she/they loved."

Being daring i.e. have the courage to do something, is one thing and a virtue in most cases however being disobedient is another - and is actually dangerous and can be deadly.

When we talk about being daring, Daniel comes to mind. I remember this song "Dare to be a Daniel" which I was taught as a child (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzdlaAud38Y) - here's the 1st verse and chorus:

Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s band!

Refrain:
Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.

Another person in the Bible we can call daring is David...not only was he daring, he was God's "darling".* However, each time he pushed the boundaries and disobeyed God, he paid for it dearly.

In 2 Samuel 11: 1 - 12:25, it resulted in the death of a new baby and in 2 Samuel 24, many more people died.

As we go through life, children and adults alike, we must always ask if we're daring or simply disobedient. There are some boundaries (especially man-made ones causing you to operate lower than where God has planned for you) that can and should be "pushed" but there are some that you must not dare to push. Ecclesiastes 10:8b tells us that "...whoever breaks through a fence or a [stone] wall, a serpent will bite him." (AMPC)



Reference:
* Acts 13:22 - And when He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king: of him He testified and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.’ (AMP)
 

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