Friday - September 2, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 26
The television commercial for Dos Equis beer will have you believe their spokesman is the most interesting man in the world. However, I believe at least for a period of time, David was the most interesting man in the world. He was a man’s man! Not only had he killed Goliath, he had killed ten thousands had been anointed the new King over Israel.
Probably the most interesting thing about David is that he was a man who respected the authority of God. In 1 Samuel 26, David has a second opportunity to take the life of the man that had been a thorn in his side, yet he refrains because he did not want to harm the Lord’s anointed. Even though Saul had sought to kill David on several occasions, David still respected the office and the authority of God as represented in His king. Sometimes real strength is shown in our ability to refrain from expressing it. Somewhere down the centuries we have lost respect for the authority of God.
Application: Take a moment to thank God for the protection He offers us, and the authority He represents.