Friday, March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

David and Jonathan, Saul’s son, became best friends, and they loved one another dearly. Their heart meld together. However, Saul becomes vehemently jealous of David, especially when they return from war with the Philistines, and the women praise David more than Saul, the king. 

Saul was seething over David and threw a spear at him, but he avoided his attempts to kill him twice! Saul sent him away to become a captain of one thousand men, hoping that he would die at war. Saul reneged on his promise to give him his oldest daughter for killing Goliath, so he offered his daughter Michal because she loved David, but with a caveat that he bring him the foreskins from one hundred Philistines to win her. David and his men went to war with the Philistines, bringing Saul two hundred foreskins to fulfill his demand. Isn’t that disgusting? Saul feared David because the Spirit of God was with him, and no matter what he did, he couldn’t kill him.

This story shows how precious we are in the sight of God; we are much like David and fall under God’s protection. Take a look at the trials David had and the rigorous training he endured at the hand of Saul long before he became king, then think about your own troubles and compare them. Though your challenges may not be less troublesome to you, you are enduring them because God needs you to be strong. A time will come, sooner than later, when you will have to defend yourself and prove your commitment to God. Be strong like David, standing firm. 

Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, thatDavid behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by. 1 Samuel 18:30

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