KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 18:9 ” And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.”
Saul began to be envious of David from the day the women praised David higher in victory than him.
Let’s consider the acts of envy working in a man. In verse 11 the Bible said “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”. Saul is now a murderer, seeking to kill David. Remember it was David who used to play the music that drove out the spirit of madness or depression that tormented him. David also saved the whole of Israel and Saul’s life who was the captain of the host of the armies of Israel, yet he wanted to kill him. Envy eats you up like acid. It controls and makes a devil out of you.
What will Saul have done if all these feats had been achieved by Jonathan? He would have been comfortable and given him all the needed courtesies because he was his biological son and would be succeeding him. I wish to ask. WHO IS YOUR SON OR WHO IS YOUR DAUGHTER? Anyone who by virtue of divine program comes under your supervision, control, and influence becomes your son or daughter. Those that you biological brought up are your sons and daughters, because they remain under your supervision, support and control. (If your biological child decides to kick against your authority, although he remains your child the fellowship breaks) You take pleasure in their development, achievement and successes. You must do likewise for the others who are not your biological children. It adds satisfaction to your soul and mind especially if they are making successes in life. Even if they are not excelling lovingly appreciate and encourage them like you would do to your biological children.
Saul could have rejoiced over David’s successes and that would have instantly destroyed the power of the devil that was tormenting him. Love, true love for all is a great medicine that heals far more than any tranquilizer you can think about. WHAT IS YOURS NOW IS THAT WHICH IS IN YOUR HANDS. You would one day leave it. Enjoy it fully today by giving that thing or person all the love and support.
Verse12 says “And Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with Him and was departed from Saul”. How unwise Saul became. He knew He God was with David yet he desired to destroy him. God would fight the man who fights his servants. Saul was up against God and not David.
PLEASE, WHEN YOU ATTACK ANYONE WITHOUT A CAUSE YOU ARE FIGHTING GOD, AND YOU ARE BOUND TO LOSE BADLY
Heavenly Father Grant your children wisdom to live above the desires of their flesh. Let your children walk in in the light of your word.
1 Samuel 18:18-19 ” And David said unto Saul, who am I? and what is my life, or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king? But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul’s daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.”