3:16 Plan - Week 25 - Day 4 - Year 1 - 1 Samuel 23-24, Psalm 54

Just because a ball is teed up in front of you, it doesn’t mean God has told you to swing at it.


Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word


Hebrews 13: 20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Read - 1 Samuel 23, Psalm 54, 1 Samuel 24

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=0018AV


Apply


David has finally found himself hiding in a cave with his tiny army.  Saul is seeking to kill him.  In a twist of fortune, David can have victory over his adversary and a clear path to the throne in Israel.  Why doesn’t he?  He values the office and role of the King and He values even more-so the direction of God.  Just because a situation looks acceptable or available is not a justification for us to say that God has ordered it or that God will be pleased with it.  To have a Biblical Worldview is to accept a deeper level of questioning even in situations that seem ‘full steam ahead’.


Yield


Lord, give me caution when engaging in things that could hurt others.


Extra Discovery


Lengthy but wonderful commentary on Chap 24:  https://bible.org/seriespage/21-time-kill-or-not-1-samuel-241-22


Revelation


If David didn’t know God’s will on how he was to act towards Saul he would have killed him that day. Knowing God also means knowing how God would have us act.  David’s flesh would have allowed murder.  David’s cultural surroundings expected and allowed it.  David’s actions are a reminder to us of the great value of Knowing God and His Heart!