Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.
– Charles Stanley
Listen to His voice
Then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul, “My lord the king!” When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is bent on harming you’? This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lord delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the Lord’s anointed.’”
1 Samuel 24:8-10
Saul used his army, his time and all his strength to try and capture and kill David. He had advice from the top officials, but they failed to deliver David to Saul.
Compared to the might of Saul, David had a much smaller army of about four hundred men. Moreover these were the men who were shunned by the society; the ones in distress and in debt. As these men gathered themselves with David who became a captain over them.
1 Samuel 22:2
Though David only had a handful of discontented and weak men in his army, the Lord used them to hand Saul over to him because he was willing to heed His voice. Often we take counsel from friends and those close to us, but they may not give us the right answer if it is not of God. It is important that we listen to God’s voice, as He will give us victory.
God’s counsel also comes without any charge, so we will not have to spend our resources like Saul did. Let us therefore seek Him for counsel today rather than depend on our resources and strength.
I thank You for this day. Make known to me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation. Amen.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju