Was It Really God?

Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, “God has delivered him into my hands, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars.”

(1 Samuel 23:7 NIV)

Perceiving David as a threat to the throne, King Saul began to pursue him. When Saul discovered David’s hiding place, Saul thought that God was helping him catch David, but nothing could be further from the truth. We’re later told, “David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands” (1 Samuel 23:14). Not only was Saul wrong to think that David was his enemy, but he was also wrong to think that God was actually supporting him in his pursuit of David. Similarly, we need to beware of the mistake of attributing our misconceptions to God. His thoughts aren’t our thoughts.

God doesn’t help us carry out our personal agenda.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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