Important Question… Whose Idea?

I heard a frustrated voice beside me utter these words: “Whose idea was this anyway!?” Someone had taken it upon themselves to do something ill advised, marked by foolish self-will, and problematic for others! Not a good idea – a foolish frustration producer!

Hey, it really matters whose idea something is – God’s idea or ours!

I read about it this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord”– Number 1 in your Bible. God had ordered a census – It was HIS idea – it was God’s idea and command!

“The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, ‘Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head. From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company.’”

But in another location at a later time a census was merely a human idea. In fact it was King David’s prideful idea and it resulted in judgment and loss of life (read it for yourself in 2 Samuel 24). David’s key military leader, Joab, tried to talk King David out of doing it, but David was in no frame of mind to listen… Sinful, self-will!!

Listen, If something is God’s idea and command it must be followed! If it is merely a human idea, generated by arrogance, self-will and pride, not only does God frustrate such plans, it often results in His discipline and judgment.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: