Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 16. (day three)
“How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me.”
When the king lives in fear, no one is safe. The man who lives in fear will use every ounce of energy to stave off the dread until there’s no strength left to seek the welfare of the weak and the small. Fear is the soul’s Dead Sea. Energy flows in but nothing flows out. And nothing can live in or near a life like that. No wonder Samuel kept his distance from Saul. The whole nation was increasingly at risk of descending into anarchic madness because of the ruler’s rising fear. In those dark days, Samuel braved Saul’s deadly wrath to shepherd the David’s ascension to the throne. The hard work of courage is the only answer to the influence of fear. Pray. And rise.