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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
Walking The Line
Clif Johnson
Aired on Mar 06, 2024
Show Day by Day
Mar 06, 2024
00:02:01 Minutes


1 Samuel 24:12

When we trust God’s ways, we can walk in integrity and freedom.   ~~~   Sometimes, in going down God’s path, choosing the path of humility and obedience, we have to trust God’s word over man’s advice, and that is something Saul was not willing to do. David asked him, “Why are you listening to other men who are feeding you lies, telling you that I am trying to harm you?” But then we get to the heart, we see where David’s trust and hope really is. In 1 Samuel 24:12, David says, “May the LORD judge between me and you, may the LORD avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you.” When we stop and think about this situation, or whatever situation you might be in today that begs for your vengeance, this is actually the most horrifying of responses if you are Saul. You see, it’s one thing to take on the vengeance of a human, who, at worst, can kill the body. It is another thing to take on the vengeance of God, who can kill not only the body, but also destroy both the soul and the body in hell. Here we see David leave the matter in the hands of the only One who could judge justly, and would do so, and David goes on trusting God, walking the line of God’s path, and not his own When I trust God’s ways, I can act with integrity and freedom, free of guilt, free of bitterness.

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