Story of David - Day 28

I Samuel 18:10-14 – “And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand. 11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice. 12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul. 13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. 14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.”
In these verses, we see a striking contrast between Saul and David. Saul, filled with jealousy and influenced by an evil spirit, tried to harm David by throwing a javelin at him. However, David responded wisely and avoided Saul's attacks not once, but twice.

  • Why did David react this way? Verse 12 holds the key: "Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him…” 

God's presence marked David's life, and this made a significant difference. Instead of responding in anger or fear, David showed respect even to someone who meant him harm.

In our own lives, we may encounter tough situations and people who wish us harm. Like David, remember that when the Lord is with us, we can act wisely, respond gracefully, and trust in His protection.

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