I pray that you all are doing well and welcoming the holy spirit to come and be a powerful force in your life. When we are working to build a foundation of faith it’s important to know that there is nothing that you can do by yourself. Giving God the glory and allowing the holy spirit to come in and fill in the broken spaces that is need to complete you and your purpose.
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1Samuel Chapter 22
David at Adullam and Mizpah
The word tells us that David had left Gath and went to the Cave of Adullam. When his family heard where he was they went to him as well as those that were in distress, debt, or discontent. David had become the leader of about four hundred men. David had gone to Mizpah to see the king of Moab and ask him to allow his parents to stay with him until he knew what God wanted him to do. David’s parents stayed with the king of Moab until the stronghold was over. The word says that the Prophet Gad had told David not to stay in the stronghold, to go in to the land of Judah. So David left and went in to the forest.
Verses 1-5 Shows us what a servant is suppose to do. David went to the cave to hide and collect his thoughts about what next. The word tells us that the there was a time that the Lord hid his prophets in caves until it was safe. When we get to a point when things are going crazy we are to hide in God, in prayer, in worship to do nothing other than wait for instructions. David’s family found him and was ready to be with him and fight with him. Just in his circumstance the Lord sent four hundred men for David to lead. We serve a resourceful God who has already prepared our resources before anything happens, the question is are you going to wait for instructions, so that it can meet at the right position? The prophet Gad told David not to wait in the stronghold so David headed to the forest of Hereth. David had received instruction from the Lords servant Gad and now new what to do next, David invited God to order his steps knowing that there is glory in following instruction.
Verse 6 – 23
Saul kills the priests of Nob
The ending of the chapter tells us that Saul went to Gibeah and asked the men of Benjamin dcan David give them fields and vineyards or make them commanders why would they betray him for David. There was a man name Doeg the Edomite that told Saul that David had gone to visit Ahimelech to seek God. Doeg told Saul that Ahimelech had given David bread and the sword of Goliath.
Saul went to Ahimelech and asked him why would he conspire against him, with David as he waits for him to rebel against. Ahimelech asks Saul who is more loyal to him then David. Ahimelech tells Saul this wasn’t the first time that he went to God for David. So don’t accuse this servant and kill this servants father’s family. Saul ordered for the guards to kill the priests of the Lord. None of the guards moved to kill the priests of the Lord, so Saul told Doeg the Edomite to do it and he did killing Eighty-five men who wore linen ephod. He also killed the town of Nob killing men, women, children, and animals.
Abiathar the son of Ahimelch escaped andran to David telling him what happen to his fathers family. David told Abithar that he should have known that Doeg would go back and tell Saul. The death of Ahimelch was his fault. David told Abiathar to stay with him because the man looking to kill him is looking to kill himself as well.
I ended this chapter thinking about the anger that was in Saul. Anger had grown so deep and wild inside of Saul, that he had ordered the death of eighty- five priest. When the spirit of the Lord left from Saul it took morality and Compassion with it. The seed of Jealousy had grew from hate to destroy very quickly. We have two men one who is looking for the guidance of God and one who had lost respect and sight of everything that was good including God. It’s so important not to allow anger to come in and take over and eat at you character. When this happens, you cannot rest, you cannot allow yourself to enjoy life, you will push everyone who means anything away. These are the things that happened to Saul. How do I know? David was Saul’s harpist he soothed him when the evil spirit would take over, when we don’t have the Lord’s spirit in our lives, when we are not walking with the power of the Holy spirit, you will rejected anything that is good, with David gone there was no peace in his spirit. With a restless spirit Saul killed a whole town. When we don’t welcome God into ourlives and follow instruction everything that is not good comes our way and grows.
Now for the important part If you are looking to build your foundation of faith and will like to start a relationship with the Lord. Download the free bible app, google, or turn your bibles to Romans 10:9 and Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart thatGod raise him from the dead then you shall be saved. Start building you foundation by studying the word, worship, and fellowship.