Luke 15:29 “The son said, ‘Look how many years I’ve stayed here serving you, never giving you one moment of grief, but have you ever thrown a party for me and my friends?” (MSG)
…From yesterday…But, few days later, Saul who did not help them when the enemy came calling heard that David was in Keilah, relaxing after the famous victory. Saul was excited and decided to corner David in Keilah and probably kill him there. Hear this:
1 Samuel 23:7 “And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.”
1 Samuel 23:8 “And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.”
Saul mobilized his men with excitement to attack the town, knowing fully well Keilah was a fenced town. He was so sure they’ll catch David and his men there.
As the preparation was going on however, David got wind of it, and this is the part I like in the story, David ask God for direction and what to do next!
1 Samuel 23:10 “Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.”
1 Samuel 23:11 “Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.”
1 Samuel 23:12 “Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said They will deliver thee up”
Friend, David did not take a chance. The problem with most people is that when they’ve done an act of kindness to another, they expect the person to repay them back by all means. …To be continued…
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