Monday, April 21, 2008

1 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 8; Psalm 57&58;Matt 8

The whole of David calling Saul out, after forgoing the opportunity to end it by killing or capturing Saul, David pretty much calls him out and without a doubt lets Saul know he David follows and is obedient to God, while Saul is / has become an 'evildoer' and for some reason this time Saul listens....humility finally over shame? How soon will it turn again to shame? Does it have to?
Psalm 57, David wasn't afraid to Praise.
David counted on good vs. evil and good winning, is it THAT simple and if it was how would it change the way I live? David didn't live trying to save the world, he lived chasing after You. Didn't live trying to change Saul's mind~he in the running away from him found a deeper relationship with You??
Matthew 8: 22 (msg)Follow me. Pursue life.
Matthew 8:22 (niv) Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.
It's not about me changing anyone's mind - being so wrapped up in their growth's not about my giving anything's about being so hotly in pursuit of You that I don't worry about anything but being close to You....Piper's Christian Hedonism....

Here's to all of us living in that pursuit.

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