Sometimes we can see it, sometimes not. Such was the case of Saul breaking the treaty with the Gibeonites. Saul didn’t see the effects of his actions. It was only a long time later, well into David’s reign, that a famine came from Saul’s actions (2 Samuel 21:1).
While I can’t comprehend it, and it hardly seems fair to Saul’s seven descendants (who probably had nothing to do with Saul’s actions), their deaths graphically illustrate the horrible effects of sin.
Yet into our messed up, sin affected lives and world, God brings hope, redemption, and life.
Continued tomorrow…Not Too Far Gone