Battling for gold in the Olympic sport of Taekwondo, a competitor received stern advice from her coach: ‘Don’t look at the scoreboard!’ Taekwondo can be lost in fractions of a second. A glance at the score could result in defeat.
King David could have done with similar advice when he planned his census of fighting men in Israel and Judah. This act of conceit was ultimately disastrous for Israel and for the conscience-stricken David. Nowadays many Christian organisations and individuals come to grief when greed overtakes responsibility and obedience. It happens very easily. What does Jesus say to keep us on the right track? As usual the answer is as challenging as it is cheerful.
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