WE SERVE A BENEVOLENT KING NOT A GRUMPY DICTATOR.
We do not serve a grumpy, rude, selfish and arrogant dictator. We serve a gracious, compassionate, benevolent KING.
He fights on our behalf. He provides for us. He watches over us. He protects us. He died for us.
When we are not grateful, we are not honoring, we are not surrendering He can and will withhold from us the promises He desires for us to possess.
“So after the sun went down they got up and went to the camp of Aram. When they got to the edge of the camp, surprise! Not a man in the camp! The Master had made the army of Aram hear the sound of horses and a mighty army on the march. They told one another, “The king of Israel hired the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to attack us!” Panicked, they ran for their lives through the darkness, abandoning tents, horses, donkeys—the whole camp just as it was—running for dear life. These four lepers entered the camp and went into a tent. First they ate and drank. Then they grabbed silver, gold, and clothing, and went off and hid it. They came back, entered another tent, and looted it, again hiding their plunder.”
2 Kings 7:5-8 MSG