The Daily Word: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
1 Samuel 29:1-31:13
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. – 1 Sam 30:3
David and his men had wanted to fight for the Philistines. Achish had been kind to David and had sheltered him from Saul, and David wanted to return honor for honor. Yet when the time for battle came, Achish wouldn’t let David fight. Instead, he sent David home. David didn’t understand! “But what have I done?” David asked Achish (1 Sam 29:8). “And to this day what have you found in your servant as long as I have been with you, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?”
But God needed David in Ziklag. The enemy was attacking David’s city, and had taken “their wives, their sons, and their daughters” captive. What David interpreted as a snub, was really God putting him in the right place, at the right time, to defend Ziklag! What David saw as a rejection from Achish, was really God calling him to victory and restoration in a different place!
Trust God. You might feel rejected or excluded; but God is making sure you are in the right place, at the right time. He will bring you to victory: either where you are, or in another place He needs you to be!
Father, thank You for Your will. Thank You for protecting me. I pray I would never interpret Your protection as a rejection. Thank You for making sure I am always in the right place, at the right time!
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