Rattled? Not Me
“David fled that day from Saul’s presence and went to King Achish of Gath. But Achish’s servants said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Don’t they sing about him during their dances: Saul has killed his thousands, but David his tens of thousands?” David took this to heart and became very afraid of King Achish of Gath, so he pretended to be insane in their presence. He acted like a madman around them, scribbling on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard. “Look! You can see the man is crazy,” Achish said to his servants, “Why did you bring him to me? Do I have such a shortage of crazy people that you brought this one to act crazy around me? Is this one going to come into my house?” (1 Samuel 21:10-15)
If you’re like me, you can’t help but enjoy the humor! David was God’s chosen anointed king! (1 Samuel 16:1-13) However, he was so rattled in Gath that he began feigning madness! People called him crazy! God’s appointed king….acting crazy? David had stood up to lions, bears, and even Goliath. But when Achish’s servants recognized him and began recounting his successes, David’s heart deceived him and he was discouraged. Instead of trusting God he acted on impulse and pretended as if he had lost his wits. Not what we would expect to see in God’s new king…
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Satan would have you behave rattled out of hurt, anger, and fear. God would have you behave confidently out of love, trust and faith. What will you choose today?
Live boldly DIVAs!