“Who will go down with me and enter Saul’s camp?”
It is different when you walk in the enemy camp to take pleasures, sample the wares, even live there amongst the enemy. And then the ways of the enemy become a part of you. As the Israelites did, instead of destroying the entire enemy.
Sometimes, when I am reading David’s words, I am fearful of the power of his prayers to God in dealing with his enemies.
Is there anyone in the world that I would want God to inflict all David requested? There are some whom I can not have in my life, and I pray for them and reconciliation, but not to be destroyed. The only things I pray for total destruction are satan and his demons to be - soon. God is enabling me, through His Spirit, to love all. I struggle with “liking” all, but am getting there in the love part!
I am under His protection when I am living “in” His covenant. He doesn’t send me into the enemy camp alone. I am fortified, not only by Him, but also His family and His Armor. Armor I have to put on each and every day.
In Ephesians 6:10-18, the study of His Armor, His spear is His Word. His Word is The defensive weapon He gives us to use. Not muscle or might, but His Word.