We have no way of predicting God’s timing. When we are called to complete his plan in our lives it may not come as the good news we might have hoped. David was told by the Amalekite soldier he was free from Saul. It would have been a relief except that it meant that many of his countrymen were killed. David also knew that what lied ahead was no easy journey. He had to reunite a nation and revive God’s people in their walk with God. David did realize the import of the death of Saul and Jonathan, but also knew God was in control.
In our lives, when change hits we are tempted to react to it negatively or simply ignore it. God offers his direction, peace and power to meet change and grow in it. We must be ready to submit to his leadership and stay grounded in his word. If we do, we will see his hand in our lives and feel his sprit directing us through the challenges associated with the change. Help me, Lord to be sensitive to the change you dictate in your plan.
God Bless You
4 “What happened?” David demanded. “Tell me how the battle went.”
The man replied, “Our entire army fled from the battle. Many of the men are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.”
5 “How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?” David demanded of the young man.
6 The man answered, “I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear with the enemy chariots and charioteers closing in on him. 7 When he turned and saw me, he cried out for me to come to him. ‘How can I help?’ I asked him.
8 “He responded, ‘Who are you?’
“‘I am an Amalekite,’ I told him.
9 “Then he begged me, ‘Come over here and put me out of my misery, for I am in terrible pain and want to die.’
10 “So I killed him,” the Amalekite told David, “for I knew he couldn’t live. Then I took his crown and his armband, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.”