King David did a lot of things wrong. Seriously. A LOT of things. God, however, called David a man after His own heart. One thing David understood fully was sacrificing for the Lord.
In the 24th chapter of 2 Samuel, David needs to offer a sacrifice to God. After all, he’s sinned by ordering a census, and now people are dying. David needs to repent, and a blood sacrifice is necessary, so he hikes up to Araunah’s place and asks to buy the threshing floor to build an altar. Araunah the Jebusite offers to give David his threshing floor, oxen and everything David needs to build an altar. After all, this is the king we’re talking about.
David’s response?…. [Read more…]