1 Samuel 19:1-24
Monday, 13 June 2022
“Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape.” -1 Samuel 19:10
God our Father has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. He has countless numbers of strategies to confuse the diabolic plans of the enemies who plan against His anointed ones. In the eyes of the world systems, secular concept and human traditions, God’s anointed may be considered/ viewed as of less importance, but that does not affect the Father’s mind of the person under His care.
Every one that is anointed of the Lord, is given a mandate that works in the interest of the Master. Saul was anointed according to the Lord’s commands: “Then Samuel took a jar of olive oil and poured it on Saul's head, kissed him, and said, "The LORD anoints you as ruler of his people Israel. You will rule his people and PROTECT THEM from all their enemies.” 1 Samuel 10:1[GNT]. Saul completely neglected the mandate of the Lord; went his own way and design. He refused to be a servant of the Lord but instead chose to be “lord.” Instead of protecting, he conceived in his heart a killing mind-set against God’s anointed, David.
Whenever a man decides in his heart to bring God’s anointed and obedient servants down or subject them to ridicule or mockery, He finds himself contending with the Creator and gradually provoking His anger. It is a dangerous thing for a man to fall in the hands of the living God, who is always ready and better prepared to defend the cause of His anointed servants. See God’s promise to His people in Zechariah 2:8 “…for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.”
David though skilled and a strong warrior, could not fight back to defend himself from Saul—because he knew, Saul is king and was anointed by Samuel under the Lord’s instructions. So the battle against Saul was not his, but the Lord’s!! The Lord will only sustain us to overcome when He is doubly sure that we have placed the battle in His hands, as we wait to see His victorious mighty hands at work.
We see several other examples of trust in the Almighty GOD in the Bible a few of which can encourage us today:
Moses in Exodus 14:14: “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Elisha in 2 Kings 6:16 when the enemy surrounded the city: “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
Jahaziel to Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:15: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
—all of these give us a clear picture of the Lords’ preparedness to defend His people when they whole heartedly trust and depend on Him for everything! If you too are going through a struggle/battle not self-caused, remember the LORD strong and mighty who is able to deliver you from the situation if you wholly entrust your life into His hands!
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.