Good morning! Let’s read 1 Samuel 23:13-29, Psalm 54, 1 Samuel 24, and 1 Samuel 25. Lots going on today!
So much happened today, it’s hard to know what stood out the most! David sets a wonderful example for us when he refuses to kill Saul or even harm him – he had opportunity, but he let the Lord be his defense.
“Saul took three companies—the best he could find in all Israel—and set out in search of David and his men in the region of Wild Goat Rocks. He came to some sheep pens along the road. There was a cave there and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were huddled far back in the same cave. David’s men whispered to him, “Can you believe it? This is the day God was talking about when he said, ‘I’ll put your enemy in your hands. You can do whatever you want with him.’ Quiet as a cat, David crept up and cut off a piece of Saul’s royal robe. Immediately, he felt guilty. He said to his men, ‘God forbid that I should have done this to my master, God’s anointed, that I should so much as raise a finger against him. He’s God’s anointed!’ David held his men in check with these words and wouldn’t let them pounce on Saul” (1 Samuel 24:1-7 MSG)
Just because an opportunity arises or a door opens, it doesn’t necessarily mean we are supposed to go through it. Depend on the Holy Spirit to lead you to the right path. (of course, in the very next chapter, David is willing to kill Nabal and his entire household over the refusal of a meal…. No one is perfect!)