- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read 1 Samuel 19
Two advocates for David.
King Saul continued to seek David’s life, making public announcement to kill David. But Jonathan, King’s Saul’s song, advocated for David. Another advocate for David was Michal, King Saul’s daughter who saved David from the hand of her father.
The story tells two spirits, an evil spirit from the Lord that caused King Saul to kill David, and the Spirit of God that caused a group of prophets prophesying. When the Spirit of the Lord came upon King Saul, he also was prophesying too. The nature of his prophesying was ecstatic dancing or whirling. This prophesying was the second after his first one when he began of his kingship (1 Samuel 10:10). The first one was his beginning and the second was his ending.
“The Spirit of God,” acts here not to inspire Saul and his massagers but to protect David by distracting them.
This chapter shows that God was displeased King Saul, and God has worked for David to be nest king of Israel. The sovereignty of God and provision is the lesson from this story.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?