Powered by 4 - March 19, 2012

 

Encounter in En Gedi

today's reading.
1 Samuel 23:29    When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi"...

the blog.
In 1 Samuel 24 David and Saul come face-to-face at En Gedi. David and his men are hiding from Saul and his army in one of the many caves in the wilderness of En Gedi. Saul enters the cave where David is at to go to the bathroom. David is presented with what looks like the perfect opportunity to kill Saul and end all the craziness of running for his life. But instead of taking matters into his own hands and killing Saul, David shows himself to Saul and confronts him about his relentless and unfounded quest to kill David. What an example of total trust in, and submission to, God.

So what can we do to respond more like David when the opportunity to "make things right" in our own eyes presents itself? What helps you release and turn over your circumstances to God? Tami W.

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