Tuesday, 30th April 2024: The voice of people may not be the voice of God!

Scripture Reading: 1Sam 24:4
And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine, enemy, into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

Reflections: Saul was determined to arrest David and brought 3,000 soldiers to help him. While searching for David, Saul grew tired and stopped to rest in a cave, unaware that David and his men were hiding in the same cave. David’s position in the cave gave him an advantage over Saul. David’s men urged him to kill Saul, claiming that God had given him control over his enemy. However, David chose not to do so. Instead, he only cut Saul’s garment and spared his life, believing that since Saul was anointed, God would have to take vengeance directly. Later, Saul died in battle after being mortally wounded by a Philistine archer. Like David, it is crucial to distinguish between God’s voice and individuals’ opinions. Sometimes, people’s views may sound like they come from God.

Prayer: Oh Lord, please help me to recognize your voice and act solely upon it.

Confession: I discern God’s voice and act on it only.