Behave Wisely In All Ways
Focus: 1 Samuel 18:14 - KJV
14. And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.
1 Samuel 18:10-16
The story of David in the presence of king Saul is one that is worthy of emulation for those who will be wise. No ordinary human likes to know his successor to the throne, outside his direct descendants, while he is yet alive. Samuel was a priest, prophet and judge in Israel and therefore both spiritual and political leader. He would have loved the legacy to continue in his family but his children were wayward and therefore rejected by the people who asked for a king in his lifetime. He took the affair to God and was told he was not the one rejected. This presupposes that he had a grumbling about rejection when presenting to God. Samuel had secretly anointed David to be king while Saul yet lived and occupied the throne. But is there anything secret under the heavens particularly with witnesses present? After the slaughter of the philistines, Saul either by information or inference, got to believe David was poised to become king and therefore became obsessed against him. Despite the obsession and David’s knowledge of what the Lord has done through Samuel, he comported himself before his Commander in Chief. The duties that were assigned to him, he took and never raised himself too high for the king to command. His character portrayed a sober and obedient man and not a renegade.
Beloved, the battles against your life regarding the position the Lord has ordained for you are really not yours to fight as there is really nothing you can do by yourself to actualize the same. The battle is the Lord’s. So, like David, you need to comport yourself even in the face of the stiff opposition so that no one has any blame for you. In all your doing, please don’t lose focus of the Lord: continue to praise Him for He will not leave you comfortless.
SOLUTION: Maintain a cool head in the face of adversity. Never be found in aggression. Rather submit totally unto God. Be obedient still to those the Lord had put in charge. That the Lord has rejected them is not yours to judge or determine. Leave that to God and concentrate on the task at hand at the moment to ensure you do it right.
Blessed Redeemer, we commit your children unto you this day. As you have purposed to do for us, please come through for us today in Jesus’ name. Do not let your promises for our lives or any one of them linger any further in Jesus’ name. Please take power away from all aggressive and oppressive leaders over our lives in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.