top of page
  • Writer's pictureFilip

Quiet Time in 1 Samuel 21



PERSONAL JOURNAL:

SIN ( 1 Samuel 21:1-2 ): David does something interesting here which I am surprised by—he lies, I’m guessing, to Ahimelech who is a priest. He tells him that he was sent on a very secret and urgent mission by the king. I’m not sure how much time has passed between the two chapters, but I’m going to guess that Saul is still out to get him and David is telling a lie here. Whether or not this is sanctioned by You, I do not know, because there is no preface to this testimony. I too have lied so so many times in my life, Father. Some of them were considered minor lies to conceal the truth in the moment so that things

PROMISE ( 1 Samuel 21:4, 9 ): I see Your promise here of David becoming the king of Israel coming through. He is kind of on the run in a sense to protect himself from Saul’s jealousy and fury. At the same time, You are putting people in his path to provide for him and protect him along the way. This priest, Ahimelech, helps David, unknowingly, to feed himself and protect himself on this journey You have him set on in eventually becoming the king of Israel. David now has food and weapons to protect himself with while continuing on this journey for You.

ATTITUDE ( 1 Samuel 21:4-5 ): Throughout all of this turmoil, David is still remaining faithful to You. The priest only has consecrated bread available to give David, which one requirement is that women are kept away from the men who partake in this bread. David’s faithfulness assured that he was not hindered in any way from ingesting this consecrated bread! That is amazing and I hope and pray that I can continue to embrace this attitude of faithfulness in my life to ensure that anything You consecrate in my path I am able to partake.

COMMAND ( 1 Samuel 21:5-6 ): I see a command here outlined in the bread itself. Anything that is consecrated for Your glory and Your kingdom has certain rules that must be followed. Whether or not these rules are provisioned by You or man is up to be to determine through my quiet times with You, through Your Truth in the Bible, and through fellowship and discernment in my relationships with other spiritual brothers in this life. Help me to abide in this command always, Father, so that I may be able to discern Your requirements in my life, but also carry them out.

EXAMPLE ( 1 Samuel 21:12-14 ): In these verses, David is still living in his fear of Saul and in self-protection mode. As such, he decided to do something I find rather silly. He chooses to act crazy/insane in fear that the king of Gath will discover who he is and possibly turn him into king Saul or worse kill him on the spot. David did what he felt he needed to do in this moment to ensure he could remain on the path You have set before him. Whether he was right or wrong in pretending not to be himself, that I do not know. What I do know is that he appears to be putting every effort he can into ensuring he can continue to pursue Your goal for his life. My prayer today is that I also continue to reach out to You and remain steady on Your path throughout my life so that it is always Your intentions for me that I cling to.

*DAILY NOTE: David’s moving right along the path You’re paving for him. Although he’s currently fleeing, I feel that You are preparing him along the way for a great battle with Saul. You have provided him not just with food, but consecrated food to build up his strength with holy bread. You have provided him not just with a weapon, but the weapon that was taken from Saul’s greatest enemy which David defeated as his first great and public act towards Your glory and Your kingdom. Such an amazing testimony that I see You all throughout his journey! Thank You, Father.

 

EXPAND TO READ: GENERAL NOTE FOR MY QUIET TIMES


5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


Post: Blog2 Post
bottom of page