Our Own Wills

“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:1111Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
David was anointed of God, a man after God’s own heart, one whom God said would fulfill all His will. But one day David made a wrong choice. It was at a time when kings go forth to battle. Even though it was David’s responsibility to be there, he decided to send Joab in his place, so he could stay home at Jerusalem and relax. That decision led him into both adultery and murder. God sent Nathan the prophet to inform David of the consequences of his wrong choice and consequent sins: “The sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised Me” (2 Sam. 12:10). Four of David’s sons died as a result of his sins.
Every Christian was chosen in Christ “before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” (Eph. 1:44According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (Ephesians 1:4)). We have also received His anointing (1 John 2:27). Could we be guilty of despising the Lord by doing our own will? Are our households being destroyed because we are walking according to our own desires? “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Thy name’s sake” (Psa. 79:99Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. (Psalm 79:9)).