Dearly Beloved in Christ, 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 I Samuel 26: 23-25, The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed. As surely as I valued your life today, so may the Lord value my life and deliver me from all trouble.”Then Saul said to David, “May you be blessed, David my son; you will do great things and surely triumph.”
From the above context we learn that David the anointed king was being chased by King Saul. And while he was hiding in the woods and mountains he tells King Saul, that the King has come in search of a flea, as one hunts a partridge in the mountains, in the wilderness. David was righteous and faithful to the king of Israel. David told King Saul, “The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed. As surely as I valued your life today, so may the Lord value my life and deliver me from all trouble.”David pleaded Saul to stop troubling him further. King Saul realized that he was foolish to have chased David, and spoke kind words to David saying, “May you be blessed, David my son; you will do great things and surely triumph.”Victory and failure depends upon whose side the Lord is. David pleaded to God saying, Lord You are a God of Compassion, therefore please help me, and save me from the hands of those who hate me. Show me a sign for good that You are there with me. ”
David submits his righteous cause before God. God always supports those who are faithful and righteous before him. David wanted to know for sure, if God was on his side. He wanted God to give him a sign to prove that the Lord is with him. Just because David spared the life of king Saul, and refused to kill him because he was the anointed king, even though he had an opportunity, God was pleased with David. And so he supported David. Today you too might be reading this message with great hope, thinking God would comfort you through this message, as David longed for God to comfort him. You might have a problem for which no justice was shown. So you are very disappointed. Although it looks as if there is no sign of justice shown to you, a time will come when God will intervene into your problem and bring justice to you. God who does justice says, “I will rise up again to do justice to My people.” Every one, or everything may come against you. But God will turn everything in favour of you.
Who is in search of you. ? Is someone searching for you like king Saul ? Is someone searching for you to take away your life? Or is it because they want to arrest you for involving in some crime, or smuggling, or for hoarding drugs. Some may be trying to separate or kidnap your son or daughter. These incidents have become so common these days. What is it that you are struggling with? If you had been faithful and righteous then God will come in support of you. God will stand in support of you, when people come against you, even though you had been good to them. Though you have been harmless, yet they have been constantly troubling you. God will do justice to you. Because you have come into the temple of God, David ran into the temple to hide himself and there he offered burnt offerings to the Lord. Since he surrendered himself to the Lord, The Lord began to fight for him. Saul fell over his own sword and killed himself, in the battle. Likewise his sons also died in the battle against the Philistines. David became the king of Israel and the Philistines feared him and did not trouble him any further. Thus God rewarded David and exalted him before the people as the King of Israel. God will exalt you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, You consider the righteous and the faithful. You support them too. Teach us to remain truthful to You. Never to be like Saul who was ungrateful even though David was good to him and brought victory to Israel by killing the Giant Goliath. Help us to have humble attitude like David.