FRIDAY 15 April, 2016
Telling a Comparable Tale
And she answered, “Indeed I am a widow, my husband is dead. Now your maidservant had two sons; and the two fought with each other in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other and killed him. - 2 Samuel 14:5-6
King David is now listening to the story of the woman intently. She went from being a wise woman to widow, with two sons, who had fought with each other. One brother had struck and killed his sibling. The similarity to his own son Absalom killing his brother Amnon was very evident.
Yet for some reason, David was not sensitive to this woman’s story. You would think he would have caught on that something was strange. He should have spotted the comparisons immediately. Where is David’s discernment? Somehow he was not connected to the Lord for his wisdom.
When David’s son Solomon, became the next King of Israel, the Lord had asked him:“Ask! What shall I give you?” Solomon in response he responded:
Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” - (1 Kings 3:9).
We also need to have God’s discernment in our lives. As we grow into mature Christians by being in the Word of God daily, we shall gain God’s wisdom and discernment. We shall be able to discern when it comes to judge whether something is good or evil (Proverbs 2:6; Hebrews 5:4).
Do you have the Lord’s discernment? If not, pray and ask the Lord to give you this invaluable gift (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between what is right & wrong; rather, it is the difference between right & almost right.
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