1 Samuel 19:1 (AMP) “Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants that they must kill David.”
So Saul finally finds himself at the end of his rope concerning David.
All the previous times he is going round about trying to have him killed in battle, but it backfires, and David comes home victorious to the cheers of the crowds, and that only enrages Saul all the more.
He even multiple times tries to do the job himself by chucking spears at David, but every time David dodges the spear and escapes harm.
So this is where he (Saul) is at… All else failed so he resorts to go as far as commanding his son, whom he knows loves David with all his heart; and also commanding his attendants (which could mean body guards / palace guards or his elite squad of fighters) to kill David!
No more pussy-footing around the issue any longer… I WANT HIM DEAD!!!
Jonathan successfully talks his dad the Lunatic King from doing it! Reasoning with Saul that David has only had the kings best interest at heart. It (the talk) works and David is spared.
War comes once again, and once again David brings home the win. Once again, Saul loses his mind, Once again, while David is ministering to Saul with music, Saul chucks another spear at David!
David finally has enough! He is at the end of his rope as well! His wife tells him in a few words, “Babe, you better bounce! Daddy isn’t ever going to quit trying to kill you.”
David escapes to crash at the Prophets house. While there, someone rats him out, and Saul sends a hit squad to take him out.
What happens next is comical. The assassins end up prophesying with the prophets. This exact thing happens twice more, can you imagine three death squads hanging out with the prophets? Saul, fed-up royally by now finally goes himself and ends up doing the same.
So what can we learn?
1. If God has a plan for you, there is no devil in hell that is going to ruin, frustrate or nullify His plan.
2. Just because you have a call on your life doesn’t mean that all hell won’t break loose around you.
3. Just because all hell seems to be breaking loose around you, doesn’t mean that God is oblivious to your plight. Sometimes your trials and testing are character checks.
4. Sometimes you need to get out of the palace and run to the house of God.
Ask yourself… Why did David run to Samuel?
Sometimes you need the Man of God to speak a Word of encouragement.
Sometimes you need Gods representatives to reiterate the call, purpose, and anointing on your life.
Sometimes you just need to go to a place of peace to get rest.
Someone needed to hear this!
Someone is at the end of their rope, you have been messed with too long and you are starting to question your call, and purpose.
Someone has been faithful to a very abusive leader and you have questioned if you even belong. You have kept quiet and bit your tongue, you have learned patience, perseverance and kept your integrity intact.
Someone is getting a Word of release from that situation.
Someone is being re-invigorated, you are getting a fresh wind in your sails. You have been faithfully serving and you have felt it was all for naught. But I tell you today you have been found faithful, you have passed the character test, and you are about to be launched into the ministry you have been anointed for.
Heavenly Father, this is one of those times when Your plan doesn’t always make sense. When it seems evil doers are being allowed to run roughshod over us and You remain quiet. Help us to persevere in those situations. Help us to remain faithful and to serve those you have placed us under even if and when we don’t agree with them or You. Help us to keep our composure and our integrity as we move forward in our calling, plan and purpose. And Father help us to remain true to You throughout our trials and tests. We love You and we believe You have a perfect plan for us… help our unbelief. -Love John