1 Samuel 24:8

1 Samuel 24:8

David also arose afterward, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul, saying, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed down.
1 Samuel 24:8

David’s insights into the Lord, his dependence upon the Lord, and his passion for the Lord are revealed in the Psalms he wrote during the time he was fleeing from Saul. Saul, who had nothing but anger toward David, was God’s instrument to make him into the man he desired to be.

The same is true with us. “Lord, change me,” I pray. “I’m tired of the smallness of my soul, the hardness of my heart. Make me different than I am.”

“Okay,” the Lord says. “I’ll send you an anointed instrument to help accomplish this change.” “Good!” I say, thinking it will be an anointed teacher, a Christian book, or a close friend. But He sends a Saul or two throwing spears at me.

Who has the Lord allowed to be in your life who throws spears at you and brings grief to you? That person is the anointed instrument of God to work in you the love, kindness, and tenderness you long for. There’s no other way for the Lord to change you but to send a Saul or two your way. The question is, what will you do? Will you cut the fringe of his coat?

What about that person who breaks your heart? Are you going to take them down a peg or two or, like David, will you wisely choose not to touch the Lord’s anointed?

Pastor William Del Casale