From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that would hear the answer
. We have been instructed to seek FIRST the kingdom (the RULE) of God. Then all these things will be added.
. We have been taught to pray like this: Thy kingdom (thy RULE) come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven.
. If we are His, the Lord insists on having RULE over us in every area of our lives. He has told us everything we need to know about His RULE in every area of our lives.
. Four main areas: Food. Sex. Money. Worship.
. Food. He has told us what we can eat and what we cannot eat.
. Sex. He has told us when we can have sex and when we cannot have sex.
. Money. He has told what what to do with our money and what not to do with our money.
. Worship. He has told us Who to worship and who not to worship. He has told us how to worship and how not to worship.
. David sinned.
. David numbered the people.
. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the Lord, when thou numberest them; THAT THERE BE NO PLAGUE among them, when thou numberest them. This they shall give, every one that passes among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the Lord. The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls. And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls. Exodus 30:11-16.
. David neglected to take the half shekel offering from everyone that was numbered.
. the plague came, just like God said it would come, for disobedience concerning money.
. people were dying.
. What was the answer?
. pay the full price for the floor.
. build an altar there where the full price was paid.