1 Samuel 26—28
Once again, David restrains himself from killing Saul. Chapter 26, verse 13 is a foretaste of the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Saul has lost all contact with his Lord, focusing obsessively on David, instead of a passionate centering upon God. In his desperate attempt to establish contact with the spiritual world, he sinks into the forbidden practice of seeking help from a medium. Samuel indeed comes forward by the power of God, much to the fright of the medium.
David too seeks allies in the enemy, instead of in the Lord. In his impetuosity, he is like Peter, as Saul is like Judas. Sense the difference between the two—the hope in David, the despair in Saul.
When God is silent, go deeper within, not searching outside of God for cheap answers. Accept no substitutes!
What are these?
My life precious in Thy hands 26:24
Thou never turning from me 28:15
Obeying Thy inner Voice 28:15
Take all of me—all of me.
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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