Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"Who Will Go?" - 04/18/13 - I Samuel 26:1-29:11, I Chronicles 12:1-19, Psalm 56
“Who will go down with me and enter Saul’s camp?”
Abishai whispered, “I’ll go with you.” (ISamuel 26:6)
"David took the spear and water jug that were right beside Saul’s head, and they slipped away. Not a soul saw. Not a soul knew. No one woke up! They all slept through the whole thing. A blanket of deep sleep from God had fallen on them." (I Samuel 26:12)
It is different when you walk in the enemy camp to take pleasures, sample the wares, even live there amongst the enemy. As the Israelites did, instead of destroying the entire enemy. And then the ways of the enemy become part of you.
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 that I do not want in my life, and I pray for them, but not to be destroyed. The only things that 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!
Only through Him.
How often do I temporally, intentionally put myself into the enemy camp for the sole purpose of grasping those there from the grip of evil? How often am I more content to stay in my comfort zone and “pray” about it? How often am I too busy for the Divine Appointments that He has set up for me? Or too selfish? Or lazy?
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. In the study of His Armor, His spear is His Word. His Word is our defensive weapon that He gives us to use. Not muscle or might, but His Word.
And when He asks - Is your reply, “I’ll go with you.”