Every test, every trial, every heartache that’s been significant, I can turn it over and see how God has turned it into good no matter what. Charles Stanley
Now it happened afterward that David’s heart troubled him because he had cut Saul’s robe. And he said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the Lord.” So David restrained his servants with these words, and did not allow them to rise against Saul. And Saul got up from the cave and went on his way.
1 Samuel 24:5-8
King Saul was the leader of Israel but he grew jealous of David who was very popular, had many victories at war and was also anointed to be the next king. Saul wanted his own son, Jonathan, to be his successor but God had other plans.
As Saul fell away from God’s will, he turned his attention towards plotting to kill David rather than looking after his countrymen. David, however, loved and feared the Lord and became a great warrior who trusted the Lord for his victories.
On one occasion, when Saul was searching for David in the mountains, David found Saul resting in a cave and secretly cut a piece of cloth from the king’s robe. He was presented with the opportunity to kill Saul but chose to spare his life.
During this time, David was faced with many challenges; he was constantly being pursued by Saul and both he and his followers did not have a proper lodging place but when he was given the chance to slay his enemy, David chose not to kill him because he feared the Lord more than man. He was humble enough to recognise that Saul was still the Lord’s anointed king and honoured him as such. He had patience and wisdom to wait for his appointed time and trusted the Lord.
Are we able to apply this to our lives today? Can we bless our employers and those above us in authority, regardless of their attitude towards us? Let us commit every situation to Him with humility and patience because we serve a Master who is able to watch over all things.
I come before You and repent if I have spoken against my superiors. Please help me to make a fresh commitment to serve them as I do unto You. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo & Manju