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Mysterious Moving in the Mulberry's (2)
Series: Sounds in the Bible
1 Chronicles 14:13-17
I - The War that was Blazing (13)
II - The Wisdom that was Baffling (14)
III - The Wind that was Blowing (15 - 16)
IV - The Way that was Becoming (17)
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Theme: ''Waiting for the winds of victory to blow''
Arabian horses go through rigorous training in the deserts of the Middle East. The trainers require absolute obedience from the horses, and test them to see if they are completely trained. The final test is almost beyond the endurance of any living thing. The trainers force the horses to do without water for many days. Then he turns them loose and of course they start running toward the water, but just as they get to the edge, ready to plunge in and drink, the trainer blows his whistle.
The horses who have been completely trained and who have learned perfect obedience stop. They turn around and come pacing back to the trainer. They stand there quivering, wanting water, but they wait in perfect obedience. When the trainer is sure that he has their obedience he gives them a signal to go back to drink.
Now this may be severe but when you are on the trackless desert of Arabia and your life is entrusted to a horse, you had better have a trained obedient horse. We must accept God's training and obey Him.
In our text today David is once again facing the Philistines and once again he is going to seek the counsel of God before going into any sort of offensive battle. In our text we will learn that it is a very serious matter to move forward without the leading of God.
God does not tell David to do as he did previously, this time he asks David to do something strange, to wait until he heard the sound a going in the tops of the mulberry trees. I wonder how David felt as he heard these directions. This was a very strange set of instructions.
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