Wednesday, August 23, 2017

An Everlasting Covenant

Jesus Christ Wants To Make An Everlasting Covenant With You
Read 1 Samuel 20:4-22:2

It's honestly been hard for me to relate to David as I read 1 Samuel 20:4-22:2.  David is running fast and hard.  He's trying to escape Saul's spear.  He ends up creeping and crawling through the caves of Adullam, to save his own life.  He makes a covenant with his best friend, Jonathan.  Then, Jonathan revolts against his own father in order to help protect David.  It's a dramatic story full of sacrifice, brotherhood, ingenuity, suspense and love.

Do you understand why it's so hard for me to relate?  I haven't been hiding in the crevasses of the Ozark Mountains and I sure haven't been chased by a madman in recent days.  The more I observe this passage, the more I see that I am very much like David.  In fact, every single human being on the face of the earth is like him. 

The Bible says that Satan wants to destroy all people.  1 Peter 5:8 says, "Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."  Satan wanted to devour David.  Satan wants to devour me.  Satan wants to devour you.

This can seem like bad news, unless you read the entire story.  Take some time to Read 1 Samuel and you'll see that what Satan used to try to harm David, God allowed it for David's good.

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