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Worship Jesus Ministries Trust Presents
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022

Close call

1 Samuel 21:10”Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.”

Have you had a close call in your life, I mean a big boulder would have fallen on your head if not for the sudden intervention of your friend who saved you from being killed, or a lorry that just brushed across your skin in the traffic…close call…a narrow escape from danger or disaster.  There are times God averts such ‘close calls’ in our life, that we are not even aware of, lift your hands and thank Him for His divine protection.

FEAR: The above scripture is about such a close call for David, suddenly David’s mind gets attacked with fear and he felt that he would one day be killed by Saul so he fled to Achish, king of Gath.  What? Say it again.  Achish king of Gath, the place where he chopped off the head of Goliath, are we reading right? Absolutely!  This is what fear would do in your life, it is more dangerous than Corona virus, the only vaccine for this is the Word of God.  Are you listening?

HOW THE ENEMY LOOKS AT YOU:  What comes next is awesome, the servants of Achish say like this: 11 "Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"  Did you read that? They didn’t look at David as a ‘vagabond, wanderer, homeless man, failure, a man fleeing from his enemy.. but instead they looked at him and say: Is this not David the king of the land?”  Wow!  King of the land! When David had negative feelings about himself but the enemy still looked at him as a hero. 

The enemy makes you feel discouraged, scared, anxious and restless so that you run away from the plans of God, this is what David exactly did, instead of running to God for shelter who had thus far protected him wonderfully, miraculously and kept him as the apple of his eye, David does something crazy and weird.  A great lesson for each one of us today, do not run the wrong direction!

I watch some students in my school who have great potential inside them; however, these kids are careless and lackadaisical in their attitude towards studies and do not possess that confidence even after drilling it in them, one such school topper student left us last year, I still have few left with me.    David had to disguise himself  like a mad man in order to escape from the shark Achish.  Warning word!

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