Trust In The Lord


1 Samuel 19-26


At some point of our lives, we tend to be carried by what we feel. We have the tendency to make spur-of-the-moment decisions, and take things into our hands. Situations like these are very dangerous indeed.

Inside the above-mentioned chapters is the story of David’s escape from Saul’s pursuit of him. Saul desperately wants to take the life of David despite of his innocence. Hence, there is really something about David’s experiences that we should see and realize.

If David had not spared Saul’s life, he could have done something that the Lord forbids him of doing. If David had not met Abigail on his way to Carmel, he could have done something that would displease the Lord.

In spite of the opportunities to take Saul’s life into his hands, David had let of those go twice as narrated in chapters 24 and 26 separately. Although killing Saul on those moments would probably stop his need to run away, he is aware that the Lord prohibits him to lay a hand on His appointed.

David certainly has a personal relationship with the Lord. He knows His commands, and he chooses to obey them. He trusts the Lord, and understands that judgment is the Lord’s alone.

However, there will be times that we will be on the verge on doing wrong when we are stirred up by our emotions. Good thing is that God would provide means, even people to help us get out of that circumstance. For David, in chapter 25, it was Abigail whom the Lord uses to prevent him from bloodshed and avenging himself with his own hands.

The Lord truly reveals Himself more and more through the Scriptures. As we perceive further revelations of Him, I hope that we find them as reasons to fully place our trust in the Lord.

Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the LORD your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling. (1 Samuel 25:29)

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