Friday, July 30, 2021

1 Samuel 19:9-10 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

1 Samuel 19:9-10

But an evil spirit from the LORD came on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the lyre, 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.


Sometimes, the Lord will drive us out of our palaces to rely on and live in His Presence! God had a plan for David, and it wasn’t to be Saul's wingman or to even be second in line to the king but rather to be the king himself. God was looking for a king who relied on Him completely, trusted in Him fully, and who would obey Him with his whole heart. But these characteristics aren’t usually developed in the easy seasons of life but rather in the wildernesses of life being pursued by those who want to do you harm.


David wasn’t just running from Saul but running toward the Lord and a deeper, more intimate relationship. When David was on the run, he relied completely on the Lord for everything. He looked to the Lord for his food, his weapon, and his marching orders.


The Lord wants us to rely on Him in the same ways. Maybe He has moved you out of your comfort zone. Good! Get out of the boat and get into His Presence! He isn’t looking for just Sunday morning warriors but an army of those willing to surrender their whole lives to Him! He didn’t withhold His Son from us, so why do we withhold parts of our lives from Him? David didn’t walk around asking “why me” because he knew “Who had him,” and he knew that there are much bigger things at stake than our comfort! You have one life and one legacy to leave. Will it be one of total surrender and devotion to Christ or to the world?


1 Corinthians 10:21 - You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to God Almighty, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit who will lead us daily if we are willing to follow!




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