January 20, 2019

A Blessing in the Wilderness

“Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea? May the Lord be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.” – 1 Samuel 24:14,15 Yesterday we talked about King David and the wilderness he experienced between the time he was called and the fulfillment of his anointing. Today, I want to share with you another important lesson learned in this young leader’s winter season: he watched a great man fall. At one time, King Saul was a pristine example of a leader. He was the first king of Israel and he saw the Hebrew nation go from a tribal people to a state. Yet how far he fell; from a wise, noble and courageous ruler, he grew into a jealous, bitter, and crazy commander who

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