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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
Do You Have A Cave?
Clif Johnson
Aired on Oct 24, 2023
Show Day by Day
Oct 16, 2023
00:02:33 Minutes


1 Samuel 14:3

We can choose to walk in fear, or we can trust the Lord and walk with Him.   ~~~   Last Friday we saw in 1 Samuel 14 where Saul was hiding from a battle because the situation was not right in his eyes, no matter what God’s word said. But also notice the people around Saul. The text tells us in verse 14:3 that “Ahijah the son of Ahitub, Ichabod’s brother, son of Phinehas, son of Eli, the priest of the LORD in Shiloh, wearing an ephod,” was with Saul. Why mention all of that description of Ahijah? To remind us of the corruption, of the fact that these people had been cursed by God, and that the LORD was speaking through Samuel now. Saul surrounded himself with people who did not know the LORD, and would not encourage him in the word of God. You will notice in 14:17-18 presumption in Saul. After the battle has already started, it is that point that Saul puts on a show to try and discern the will of God. He calls for the priest to help him discern whether or not they should go into battle. But when Saul sees that the enemy is running, that it looks like the victory is at hand, it is at that point that all this courage flows through his body, and he no longer needs the help of the LORD, and he jumps into battle. Why? Because at that point the odds were in his favor, and the circumstances were right for him to gain personal glory to where he could boast of a great triumph. So the question could be put to us, “Do we hide in fear, abandoning the work of the LORD, until it looks more favorable, to where we emerge from our caves with chest poked out in order to gain personal glory? Or do we walk with the LORD day by day, obediently, no matter the circumstance?”

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