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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
Have you ever been so desperate you didn't know what to do? That's where David is in 1 Samuel 27 he is afraid for his life and he doesn't know what to do. He becomes so desperate that he decides to go to land of the Philistines. The Philistines are the hated enemies of the Israelites. You heard the adage with friends like these you don't need enemies. David felt if Saul was his friend he didn't need any enemies. Think about how desperate David had to be to go a dwell in the land of the Philistines but it was the one place he knew Saul wouldn't pursue. David teaches you and I that desperate times truly call for desperate measures. David begins to raid his own countrymen in order to find favor with the King of Gath. So what can we learn from David:
Sometimes your so-called enemies can be more friendly than your so-called friends.
When the favor of God is on your life God will allow your enemies to bless you.
Remember David was desperate but God never left his side. The same is true for you and I. Though life may make us feel as if we have nowhere else to turn. God is with us granting us provisions in the strangest of places and from the strangest of sources.