February 6, 2013

I woke up an hour before the alarm and debated about getting up. I heard God speak to my heart about the chapters we are reading now. (It sounds just like your conscience.)

He said, “I let David wander in the wilderness for 15 years to give him the opportunity to be among the people. He saw their living conditions. He struggled to get food for his men just as the people struggled to feed their families. He visited other countries: Philistine and Moab; and saw with his own eyes the curse of serving other gods. He hid in caves for his protection and provided protection for those who did not have any.”

1 Samuel 25:15, 16, “But David’s men were very good to us, and we were not harmed, nor did we miss anything as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields. They were a wall to us night and day, all the time we were with them keeping the sheep.”

David was the king most referred to throughout the Bible. He taught the lessons he learned in the wilderness to his son, Solomon. Solomon was the richest, wisest and most successful king in all the history of Israel. He did everything David instructed him to do, (See 1 Kings 2:1-9, 28-46).