Friday, February 15, 2013

Why Me?

In the days of old David the chosen one by God to be the next king of Israel was chased by the current king Saul many many many a day. And he could not understand why. Saul  had a mission and that mission was to kill David because he (Saul) was jealous. Saul had disobeyed God and had fallen out of grace. God let it be known that his days were numbered and that David would be the next king. David had many a chance to kill Saul. But he did not. He was trying to honor his relationship to Saul because he was his best friend at one time. David becomes perplexed and ask his good friend Jonathan who is Sauls son why.
1 Samuel 20:1 -3

Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, “What have I done? What is my crime? How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to kill me?”

Never!” Jonathan replied. “You are not going to die! Look, my father doesn’t do anything, great or small, without letting me know. Why would he hide this from me? It isn’t so!”

 But David took an oath and said, “Your father knows very well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said to himself, ‘Jonathan must not know this or he will be grieved.’ Yet as surely as the Lord lives and as you live, there is only a step between me and death.”

In life we have similar experiences. Perhaps not as dramatic as someone physically trying to kill you. But people for no reason that you can think of trying to destroy your reputation. People judging you without even knowing you. You run into jealousy, envy etc. etc. You ask why? The answer may not be apparent. But this is true. If we lift ourselves above this type of strife, it usually exposes itself and looks to be a foolish thing on behalf of that person or persons. We cannot succumb to any of it. God has given us armor. We pray for the hedge of protection always. And know that the closer we get to what God has for us, the harder and faster the enemy comes at us. Pray hard. Ask for the covering of blood. Go forth knowing that God has your back.

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