September 6

September 6



must have been very difficult for him to control himself that night. There he

lay-the man responsible for bringing him to the wilderness, forcing him to

sleep on the hard ground away from his family. All he had to do was take his

spear and run it through Saul’s chest and everything would be right with the

world. But Abishai refrained (1 Samuel 26. 6-10). Why? Maybe it was out of fear

of disappointing his king, David, the fear of David punishing him, or maybe it

was because Abishai simply understood his role. David was his king, and

Abishai’s place was in subjection to his king. Many times during our daily

struggles with our faith, we are faced with a similar situation. We may not

have a spear in our hand ready to pin down our mortal enemy, but we do struggle

to submit our wants and desires for the sake of our King. When we obey the

Gospel, we must deny ourselves, along with our wants and desires, no matter how

strong they might be, and allow the will of our King to supersede our own. In

what ways have you had to submit to God’s will when it wasn’t what you really

wanted? Truly, God does know what is best.


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