The Lord’s Promise
As I am reading 1 Samuel, Saul continues to pursue David. In every trial and tribulation of David, the Holy Spirit was showing him the importance of resting in Him and believing His promises. God was purging him to bring forth more fruit.
Through God’s Word it is so obvious that when you seek Him, you will never walk in darkness. David allowed God to lead him, and he trusted Him.
As Saul’s iniquity was becoming full, he had the high priest Ahimelech and eighty-five other priests along with everyone else in the city killed. Except Ahimelech’s son who had escaped.
David was presented with an opportune moment when Saul entered the cave where David and his men were hiding. David cut off the hem of his robe and immediately the Holy Spirit convicted him.
Before presenting to Saul the evidence and the opportunity to destroy him David apologized and admonished his men for even suggesting that he commit this heinous act. It would have been just as cowardly as Saul attempting to kill David when he thought he was too ill to leave his bed.
David prayed and prophesied to Saul, speaking out of his mouth of his ability to end Saul’s life and how he didn’t, and how Saul continued to pursue David as if he were an animal. Confessing that he never wronged Saul, but that Saul’s wickedness was from within. It was truly who he was. He then asked God to judge and render judgment between him and Saul, to plead his case, and to vindicate him.
Nevertheless, when David was amongst Nabal’s men, he was still honorable. Not only was he caring for all of the men who were with him, but he even cared for strangers and defended cities. Many of those, were willing to betray David to Saul at any moment if it would be profitable for them.
Nabal treated David and his men with contempt, and I can imagine David’s anguish and anger. David’s men were depending on him. They were tired, hungry, and probably starting to become discouraged.
The Lord’s Mercy
David had humbled himself to ask another man to provide for his people. A man whom he helped but was so stubborn and evil that he had become arrogant enough to believe that he was a god. At that moment David snapped. He swore that no one would live to see the end of that day.
Conversely, this is where God stepped in to show him, “If you just trust in ME, I will give you everything that I promised you, and that because I love you so much, you will not fail. I am honoring your prayers born of the Spirit. Vengeance is mine!!!”.
The Lord was showing him that He hears the prayers of the righteous and has the power to move the heavens and earth to bring them to pass. A gift when the Spirit intercedes on your behalf.
The Power of Feminine Energy
Moreover, let us think of Abigail and what she had to put up with. I can tell that even being a woman, Nabal’s servants and the men of his household had a great respect for her.
She had wisdom and discernment. Obviously from how she humbly encouraged David, she knew who he was. The prophetic Word that she spoke over his life confirms her relationship with the Spirit. She did not hesitate in her submissiveness while begging for her and her household’s lives.
Even so, there was no pride or fear in her. She was resting in her feminine energy. She complimented his strength and character while supporting him. I believe that she was the woman for David. It is understandable why he married her.
Nabal showed his narcissistic contempt for her and how he must have taken her for granted. Considering the extensive preparations that she went through to meet David. He either assumed that the preparatory measures were for him, or that he paid such little attention to her that he wasn’t even aware that she had a life outside of him.
I believe that Nabal was only blessed for her sake and for those that served him and that she was the driving force behind his success. It speaks clearly to her business savvy. As for Nabal, he only had one advantage at that time. He was a man.
Jesus showed David that as long as he trusted and followed Him with all his heart, the LORD would make him a secure and everlasting house. A promise that can only be found and manifested through faith and continued refinement in Him. As one pastor preached recently, “indomitable faith!”.
Consequently, we need to understand David because of the promises that Jesus has made to us. We should not fret when our enemies foolishly think that they can come for us.
God reveals their cunning, crafty spirits to us and through others and even certain circumstances. He shows us that he is protecting us even when we are not aware. It is then up to us to be obedient and to walk accordingly.
The more we trust Him in the little things, the more refined we will become. The more my faith increases, the more intimate my relationship with Him becomes. The more in tune I am with His Spirit, the greater things He begins to show me. Along with the elevation that will take me higher in Him.
“There are levels to this walk with Him!!!”
Originally written on January 26, 2022.