Re:Verse reading— 1 Samuel 20:1-17, 30-42 (day four)
He does it again…Saul has his spear and he puts another hole in his wall! Here he is telling Jonathan of his concern about Jonathan succeeding him on the throne and he hurls a spear at his own son to pin him to the wall. Who is Saul really trying to protect here? Saul is so full of selfish pride that he is blinded to his own sinful behavior.
Is there a sin in your life that is a blind spot to you? David wrote about these hidden sins. In Psalm 19:12-13, he asks God to keep him from hidden faults and presumptuous sins. In our lives, God does that through the work of the Holy Spirit. In Psalm 139:23-24, David again asks God to search his heart and find the bad stuff. The work of the Holy Spirit in sanctification is a great blessing. For Saul, God had removed His Spirit. For us, we have the promise of His everlasting presence.