Author avatar
April 9, 2012
This entry is part [part not set] of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
Bookmark (0)
ClosePlease login

No account yet? Register

And there was war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any mighty man, or any valiant man, he took him unto him.
— 1 Samuel 14:52

David therefore departed from there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
— 1 Samuel 22:1-2

Saul recruited the most capable men for the sake of his kingdom (1 Sam. 14:52). For instance, if someone from Harvard had appeared, Saul might have recruited him for his education department. If he were to see a graduate from West Point, he would have asked him to fill some role in his military. Saul, however, used these recruits as mere instruments to reach his own goals.

Adapted from David: After God’s Heart, pages 70-71.

Tomorrow: “Investing Ourselves in Others” (2)

0 0 votes
Leave a rating on this content!