Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of 1 Samuel 26:23, “May the Lord repay everyman for his righteousness and his faithfulness. For the Lord delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch out my hand against the lords anointed.”
From the above context we see that David was anointed by God to be the next king of Israel. But Saul hated David. Therefore he tried to kill him. God refused to talk to Saul, because he offered the sacrifices by himself, just before prophet Samuel could arrive to perform the rituals, before they could go to war with the Philistines. So the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul. David advises Saul to seek God’s pardon. But Saul refused to seek God’s mercy instead, he wore on ordinary robe in disguise and went in search of the witch of Endor who was a woman, who did black magic, with whom, Saul consulted to summon the spirit of the dead, prophet Samuel in order to receive advice against the Philistines in battle. The spirit of Samuel came up and said, “The Lord has left you, And the Lord has given the kingdom to David. The Lord will bring down the entire army of Israel in defeat.” Because of this an evil spirit was sent in punishment, of Saul’s sin. Saul failed to keep the command of the Lord, God of Israel. So God chose David to be the next king of Israel. From then on Saul began to attack David from all corner. Saul engaged David to play his harp to drive away the tormenting spirit from him. Whenever the tormenting spirit troubled Saul, He would ask David to play his harp. Then Saul would feel better. And the tormenting spirit would go away. At times Saul threw his spear at David, but he escaped. Saul tried to pin David on to the wall by his javelin while he was playing his harp to drive away the evil spirit from him.
Later Saul came to know that “David was hiding in the Desert of En Gedi.” So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the mountains of the Wild Goats. Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe, while he was fast asleep and showed it to him. In fact David had every chance to kill king Saul but he spared his life because he was anointed by God. David said to Saul, “This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lord delivered you into my hands in the cave. I had every opportunity to kill you but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the Lord’s anointed.’ May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you, though you have been chasing me like A dead dog. May the Lord be our judge and decide between us. May He consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.”Saul realized his mistake and said to David, May the Lord reward you well for the way you treated me today. I know that you will surely be the king and that the kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands
Has any one targeted you like king Saul. God is saying to those of you who are reading this message that no one will ever target you. Even if they did God would nullify their actions. God says, “No man shall stand before you all the days of your life. Jehovah will cause your enemies that rise up against you, to be smitten just before your eyes. You will see the fall of your enemy. They will come against you from one direction but they will flee away from you in seven directions. Just as God delivered David, from the hands of King Saul God will deliver you and your children from your enemies. People from your own family might cause trouble to you but they shall not prevail over you as God is with you to protect you. The Lord says, “Do not be afraid, of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked, when it comes. For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. So cling to God like David. Then you shall be saved from your enemies. God Bless You.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank You for saving David from the hands of King Saul. Lord save us too from the hands of our enemies in our business centre, within our own family. Help us to identify them and keep away from such people who cause trouble to us and spoil the harmony of our family.