March 21, 2020
1 Samuel 20-23
1 Samuel 20: David angers Saul when he skips the meal for the new moon. Jonathan betrays his father by helping David flee for his life.
1 Samuel 21: David convinces the priest Ahimelech to provide him with bread and a sword. David flees to the Philistine city of Achish where he feigns madness.
1 Samuel 22: David escapes from the Philistines and safekeeps his parents with the king of Moab. With the exception of one son named Abiathar, Saul has Ahimelech’s priestly family killed.
1 Samuel 23: The Philistines attack Keilah and are driven away by David. Saul chases David into the mountains but fails to capture him.
1 Samuel 23:4
“Once again David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him, “Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand.”
This scripture stood out to me because David inquired of the Lord often enough that it used the wording “Once again” and the Lord continued to answer him.
How does what you read change your vision of God? This scripture continues to enhance my Vision of God because he is always wanting us to turn to him.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others? When I think of this scripture, it makes me want to inquire of God in everything for myself and on behalf of others.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? I will go with God because of this reading to be thinking to inquire of God more often and with more things.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? This scripture reminded me of Jesus because even he relied on and inquired of the Lord all the time. Jesus prayed with loud crying and tears, he often prayed all by himself, all night or early in the morning while it was still dark. The most noted time he inquired of the Lord was when he was in the most distress of his life in the garden of Gethsemane where he prayed 3 times to get his heart in line with God’s will. How many times have you prayed about the same thing so that you would be surrendered to God’s will and not your own?