The Essential 100 Day 34: 1 Samuel 23:7-29, 24: Humility: The Greatest Courage

8 Then David went out of the cave and called out to Saul, “My lord the king!” When Saul looked behind him, David bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.9 He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is bent on harming you’?10 This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lorddelivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the Lord’s anointed.

On thing you can take from this reading is the sheer raw courage David showed to Saul.  Saul could have killed him on the spot, but didn’t.  David could have done the same thing, but didn’t.  The above verses show just how humble and very courageous David was.  We always think of courage as being on the front lines and facing bullets.  What true courage is, is being humble and making yourself vulnerable to your enemy.  David respected his anointing by God.  He respected it so much that he did not want to kill God’s anointed, Saul.  Courage is doing the right thing at the right time because someone has to do it.  God doesn’t want us to be defeated, He wants us to understand we already have the victory through Christ.  All we have to do is stand our ground and push back the advance of the enemy.  If we have a humble spirit as David showed Saul, we will show every one how glorious and great God is and how courageous we are.


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