October 10th, 2016
1 Samuel 26:1-12
One of the difficulties of life is to see injustice unchecked. I remember as a child seeing my neighbor, who was my age, get what I considered to be a grandiose Christmas present–an electric racetrack with super-cool cars. It was cooler than what I could even imagine asking Santa to bring me.
The problem was not with my neighbor getting this cool toy, but with him being a scoundrel of the worst order. How could Santa bring such a wonderful gift to such a rotten child? I felt that Santa clearly had made a mistake. I even considered “accidently” stepping on his toy to bring justice to the situation. To this day, I still feel that rotten kid shouldn’t have received such a great gift!
David understood this predicament and knew the battle was not so much with Saul but with himself. He had to overcome the desire to make things “right.” Our biggest battles in life are not trying to right the world, but overcoming our desire to assume the position of God.
God is the ultimate justifier. He doesn’t need our help.
Author: Gary Huff