by Jerry Vines

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Foolish Matters (6 of 19)
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Jerry Vines
I Samuel 25-27

David is a man on the run. He is a fugitive. God has anointed him to be the next king of Israel. Saul knows he's on the way out, but he's trying to do everything he can to hinder David from stepping to the throne. Saul is on his trail and David is on the run. David is looking for anywhere he might possibly hide. He's looking for every cave, every mountain, every forest he can find. He is a man who is a fugitive. God has prepared him. God has told him he's going to be a king, but now the Lord is getting him ready to be a king.

The Lord has a way of preparing us for what He has prepared for us. Whatever you're going through right now, just keep in mind that God has a purpose and plan. He knows what He's doing in your life and He is moving in the direction of His perfect plan for you in the days ahead.

When the Lord had Samuel to anoint David to be the King, we are told something very interesting about David at that time. Back in the 16th chapter and 13th verse it says that when David was anointed that the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.

You might get the idea from that statement that from that point on David was always a Spirit-filled man. He was a man after God's own heart. The Spirit of God came upon David from that day forward, but this does not mean that David was always in God's will. It doesn't mean that David was Spirit-filled every day and in every situation in his life.

The same thing is true of you and I as Christians. When you and I come to know the Lord as our Savior the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts. We are to be filled with the Spirit and that's God's plan and His normal intention for us on a daily basis. The Bible teaches that it is possible for believers to walk in the Spirit, but it is also possible for believers to walk in the flesh. We are not always what we ought to be. We are not always under the control of the Holy S ...

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