Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 24 (day four)
“As the proverb of the ancients says, “out of the wicked comes forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be against you.” V. 13
In His sermon on the mount, Jesus made reference to this same truth. Matthew 7:16-20 says, “You will know them by their fruits…” David understood this truth…he could not believe God on one issue and then ignore Him on another. To obey and honor the Lord, David must trust His authority to bring about what He has promised. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit. David’s men might have rationalized that God had delivered Saul into their hands. David saw the bigger picture. David knew that to raise his hand against the Lord’s anointed would be evil.
Isn’t it easy to take matters into our own hands? “Look Lord, here is the best way for this to play out.” The end does not justify the means. The way we get to the final outcome is as important to God as the outcome itself. Trust God…He will keep His promises