Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, April 17th: 1 Samuel 24-26 ~ Kelora
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is; 1 Samuel 24-26
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Samuel 27:1-7, 1 Chronicles 12:1-7, 1 Samuel 27:8-29:11, 1 Chronicles 12:19, Psalm 56
In these passages David spares Saul’s life twice. It is amazing how David had the opportunity to kill Saul but acknowledges the fact that God had appointed Saul as King and he still held respect for this. It surprises me that after David spared Saul’s life the first time that Saul would keep pursuing David. In I Samuel 24:15 David tells Saul that “May the Lord be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.” It shows that David acknowledges that God is in control and will ultimately be the judge of each of their actions.
In Chapter 25 David requests food for his men from a wealthy man named Nabal who refuses to share and give David and his men any food. I don’t understand his reason for not giving David and his food since they protected Nabal’s land. Perhaps selfishness. Nabal’s wife Abigail recognizes what a disastrous decision this was on her husband’s part and she quickly gathers enough food and meets David to avoid any consequences as a result of her husband’s poor decision. Abigail appears to be a very wise woman and tries to protect her family from a poor decision. This reminds me to remember when someone is need to share what we have with them and to remember to be thankful for what God has given to us.