I Samuel 21 Part 1–The Sword of Goliath

Now, David was on the run. He had no idea on the day he killed Goliath that it would start a series of events that would make him public enemy number 1 to the king.  He literally left with nothing but the clothes on his back.  So, as he faced God’s priest, he had to take whatever God could provide.  So what did God provide–consecrated bread and the sword of the Goliath.  David would never forget that day.  He had already grown in faith and was a man after God’s heart. 
 
David was entering a time where he would always have many more questions than answers and many more trials than blessings.  In the midst of that, however, he would grow to love God more deeply and understand God more completely than any King that came before or after. 
 
 It is in the trials, struggles, and mysteries of life that we are prepared for the mission. Make no mistake, all people love the blessings and times of joy–God loves those times as well; but, it is the perilous times that burn into our conscious mind the true nature of God’s preparation, protection, and provision. Holding Goliath’s sword reminded David of the power of God that carried him past a hopeless battle. As David ate the consecrated bread, he knew he was anointed by God and would simply have to trust God to provide.  Like David, we have to cling to the truth –God orders our steps and in the midst of the difficult times, it is God’s job to protect us and provide for our needs. Help me, Lord to remember your protection and provision in my life!
 
God Bless You

David went to Nob, to Ahimelek the priest. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, “Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?”

David answered Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and said to me, ‘No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.’ As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place. Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find.”

But the priest answered David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here—provided the men have kept themselves from women.”

David replied, “Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever[b] I set out. The men’s bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!” So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away.

Now one of Saul’s servants was there that day, detained before the Lord; he was Doeg the Edomite, Saul’s chief shepherd.

David asked Ahimelek, “Don’t you have a spear or a sword here? I haven’t brought my sword or any other weapon, because the king’s mission was urgent.”

The priest replied, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah,is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no sword here but that one.”

David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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