CHARACTER STUDY: DAVID 16

KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Samuel 3:14 ” And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul’s son, saying, deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines “

 In chapter 3 the Bible spoke about the six sons of David. Each one had his own mother. In the key scripture David requests for Michal to be taken from her present husband and given to him. When he requested for Michal meant he was going for wife number seven. David apparently loved lots of women. Can you believe that when Abner came to him to assist him reign over the whole of Israel, David said, he should put that aside and then bring Michal to him as. wife, before the issue of the throne could be discussed. Because of a woman, this reign which nearly caused his life was to be on hold. This was an area the devil was going to use to attack him and his kingdom. From the accounts of scripture, it does not appear he realized the love for many women was a problem and could seriously affect him. Why did David never become aware of this shortcoming? We learnt from his life that David always enquired of the Lord before taking any major step. Marrying a woman or women is a very major step and he should have enquired from the Spirit of the Lord before embarking on such a thing. There was no account from the scriptures that he sought the face of God before embarking on this venture.

Dear child of God is there any area of your life that the Lord has no control? Has the light of God not permeated some aspect of your life? Satan will only capitalize on that dark area of your life to pull you down. Make sure the Lord has a perfect control over every aspect of your life.

In the story of 2nd Samuel 3 Abner who was the main force behind the Saul faction had a hitch with Ishbosheth Saul’s son, who had been made king in Israel. (2nd Samuel 3:7-9). This little strive brought a rift between the two and so Abner decided to go into a league with David to make all Israel accept his kingship. Why the confusion between Abner and Ishbosheth at this time? It was God who allowed this confusion to come about so David could become the king without any resistance. God will always work out conditions to bring to pass what he has said. (Rom 8:28) All you need to do is to trust and obey his instructions. Dear woman.; that another woman is trying to snatch your husband, don’t keep worrying., continue praying and live with your husband as a submissive obedient wife and soon a big confusion would break out between your husband and that strange woman. God will fight for you. Whatever your case is just trust the Lord and He will fight for you.

  PRAYER

I pray that all children of God would learn to trust in Lord in trying moments as the Lord works out all things for their good.

FURTHER STUDIES.

2 Samuel 3:18 ” Now then do it: for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies”.

Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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