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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
A Quick Potty Break
Clif Johnson
Aired on Feb 28, 2024
Show Day by Day
Feb 09, 2024
00:02:20 Minutes


1 Samuel 24:4

Sometimes an open door isn’t opened by God.   ~~~   Last week we observed where Jonathan reminded David of God’s promise to David that God would make Him king. That chapter ended with Saul being forced to stop his hunt for David and face the Philistines because they were raiding the land. But now, finally, it looks like Saul will get what is coming to him. Finally the tables have turned and David now has the upper hand. I mean, what are the chances that Saul would choose the same cave that David was hiding in, along with his men, and that Saul would enter the cave, not with an entourage, a torch and a spear or sword, but comes in for a quick potty break and makes himself completely vulnerable? This seems to be the text book, “open door” situation that we often pray for, and that it seems God intends David to walk through! Finally God’s people will be rescued from a crazed, tyrannical king! The kingdom of God will be ruled by a righteous man! The army of God will be led by a military hero! Enemies Beware! Let the people rejoice! So at the end of verse 4 in chapter 24, we see David sneak up behind Saul, maybe duckwalking his way there, in the darkness. He reaches for Saul’s robe, grabs his pocket knife, and quietly slices off a piece of the robe. Wait, what? Slice off a corner of his robe? What is this? Why not send a shank right through him like Ehud did Eglon? Doesn’t the end justify the means? Come back tomorrow to hear the rest of the story.

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