This week we examined the fellowship David kept with God. He was a man after God's own heart. He was always seeking God for answers and he knew how to praise God until the answer came. David wrote two powerful anthems in the cave of Adullum, while hiding from Saul. He was obedient to God. The people spoke of his integrity, he had bound mercy and truth around his neck, giving him favor with God and man.
On the other hand there was Saul. Saul was disobedient and hypocritical. The rift between him and God caused him to be jealous and malicious. He killed all the priests out of anger. Most of his soldiers looked at him with disdain, they had become hirelings they disobeyed him when it came to the killing of the priests.
Abiathar, the son of Ahimilech was the third character in this lesson. He ran to David for asylum, but never really had a heart for God. When Adonijah tried to make himself king he sided with him against Solomon, God's chosen. Abiathar is an example of many today when things look bad they seek God for asylum but when the deliverance comes they slip back to their wicked ways.
God wants us to be like David to serve Him from a willing heart.
Ps. 57; 142:6; Jd. 11; II Sa.24:11; 20:17; Mt 12:1-8
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