1 Samuel 18

1 Samuel 18

Bible Passage:  1 Samuel 18

The sharing for this chapter is very late and I do apologize.

And I will keep this short.

What do you see in this passage?

There are many familiar stories in the life of David and Saul but what caught my eye was this phrase that was repeated over and over again …

… behaved wisely

… behaved very wisely

Who behaved wisely?

Definitely not Saul.

David behaved wisely.  Not just wisely.  But very wisely.

How many of us can lay claim to this?

“I have behaved wisely today.   Not just wisely but very wisely today.”

In what way would it be considered as behaving wisely?

I know you know.

I know too….

We just have to follow and obey God and His Words.   When we think about behaving ourselves wisely, we think of our conduct, our character. To behave wisely in a perfect way is to behave in the right way according to God’s Word.

David knew that and firmly believed in this:

I will sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.

I will behave wisely in a perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

~ Psalm 101:1-2

David faced Goliath in the name of the Lord and was victorious.  The women now sang in praise of him over and above that of Saul.  Saul was jealous of him and behaved foolishly.

But wherever David went, or was sent, or was appointed to do – the people accepted him – even Saul’s servants.  Because David behaved very wisely in all his ways.

And Saul could see that God was with David … very clearly.

We, too, should walk wisely in all our ways. We ought to have a godly character that our light would shine before all men.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

~ Matthew 5:16

These are the words of Jesus.

We should walk as the wise and not be foolish.

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