Lovers Journal

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

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Our intentions are very vital parts of our lives. People with good intentions especially go out of their way to render assistance to those in need according to their various abilities. As much as this is a very noble move, care should be taken not to overstep the permitted or accepted boundaries.

Then Solomon said, “My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honor the name of the Lord , the God of Israel. But the Lord told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good, but you are not the one to do it. One of your own sons will build the Temple to honor me.’ 2nd Chronicles 6:7-9 NLT

This scripture reiterates that certain good causes are not to be undertaken by us. Uzzah was a man that died because he attempted to steady the ark of the Lord when the Oxen carrying it stumbled.

But when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah reached out his hand to steady the Ark. Then the Lord ‘s anger was aroused against Uzzah, and he struck him dead because he had laid his hand on the Ark. So Uzzah died there in the presence of God. 1 Chronicles 13:9-10 NLT

Although he had good intentions, it was not in his place to do such. The Ark symbolizes the presence of God in their midst, and that level of human familiarity was not allowed. People were killed for looking into it.

But the Lord killed seventy men from Beth-shemesh because they looked into the Ark of the Lord . And the people mourned greatly because of what the Lord had done. 1 Samuel 6:19 NLT

Furthermore, in human relationships, there are certain boundaries not to cross and limits not to go beyond, no matter how good your intentions are.

There are limits to which a third party can interfere or meddle in the affairs of a married couple without getting their fingers burnt. There are also limits to the influence one can have on an emotional prospect, until they agree to be yours.

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