Do Not Quit
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1 Samuel 27: 1 (KJV)
1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand..
The devil, according to legend, once advertised his tools for sale at public auction. On the night of the sale they were all attractively displayed: Malice, Hatred, Envy, Jealousy, Sensuality, Deceit and all the other implements of evil were spread out each marked with its price.
There is not one circumstance in this transaction that is not blamable. David joins the enemies of his God and of his country, acts a most inhuman part against the Geshurites and Amalekites, without even the pretense of a Divine authority; tells a most deliberate falsehood to Achish, his protector, relative to the people against whom he had perpetrated this cruel act; giving him to understand that he had been destroying the Israelites, his enemies. I undertake no defense of this conduct of David; it is all bad, all defenseless; God vindicates him not. The inspired penman tells what he did, but passes no eulogium upon his conduct; and it is false to say that, because these things are recorded, therefore they are approved. In all these transactions David was in no sense a man after God’s own heart. He was discourage and we know that it drove him to do desperate things and one was to turn from God and to his enemies.
Discouragement is a dangerous state of mind, because it leaves one open to the assault of the enemies of the soul. It hardly need be added that the devil’s price for discouragement was so high that it was never sold. He is still using it.
The reality is this, no matter who are or strong you seem to be in the faith, we all have to agree that life is hard. Life is a constant battle, and no matter who paint pictures of what you should be doing or do, it does not get easy. Paul says we struggle in life, not just against the world and the flesh, but against invisible powers that struggle against us to keep us from becoming all that God wants us to become. It is very important that we face the hardness of life straightforwardly. We can be assured, that in whatever we face, Jesus understands our weakness and suffering, our greatest times of temptation and despair, because He too traveled that road, yet without sin. Too often we trust people more than we just God and He wanted us to know while people fail and let us down, God never.
Have a great and godly day!