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365 Devotionals: From Samuel to David
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP
|April||Book||Read From||Read To||Devotional|
|8th||I Samuel||Chapter 22||Chapter 24||God’s Grapevine|
Memory Verse: Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah. I Samuel 23:2 KJV
King Saul let his anger blind him. He became envious of David. Saul’s servants had more respect that Saul did for the Lord and His anointed. When Saul inquired of the Lord’s priests as to where David had made his escape, the answer was dissatisfying to him. Therefore Saul commanded his servants to kill the Lord’s priests. The servants refused to so.
The Bible says that evil communication corrupts good manners. Saul’s influence on Doeg the Edomite was in no way diminished. Doeg followed through on Saul’s instruction. Now that Saul had an ally, he must have felt confident that he would be able to kill David at last. Now, he had someone who would likely do it for him.
Saul may have been king, but he still lacked understanding. God intended for David to live. Neither Saul nor his armies would prevail against David as long as God’s favor was upon him. We read in I Samuel 22:20 that only one man escaped slaughter at the hand of Doeg. What did the man Abiathar do? He fled and told David everything that had happened.
A person may think he or she has an advantage because of inside information or contacts in high places; but the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3). If God had not spared a messenger from among those slain, He could just as well have spoken to David from the mouth of a beast of the field, or placed the word of knowledge in David’s heart directly – no interpreter needed. That’s right, not only can God leap planets in a single bound (since the earth is His footstool(Matthew 5:35)), He is faster than the Internet.
I heard it through His grapevine: there is no secret that is hid from God (Mark 4:22). Uh-huh.