How Great a Temptation?

Yesterday in 1 Samuel 24:1-2, we saw how Saul came into the cave to rest and relieve himself, probably laying his outer garment down as he entered. The cave was large and very dark, so he did not see David and his men hiding in the rocks. This may have been the greatest temptation David had ever faced. Instead of killing the man who was trying to kill him, David was able to cut Saul’s garment and not be detected. 

Certainly this would have been the time to kill his enemy! In fact, some of David’s men insisted that God had arranged the circumstances so that David might so act. 

David’s heart was so tender that he repented openly for cutting Saul’s robe. He confessed that he had not shown proper respect for the Lord’s anointed. David, “a man after God’s own heart,” was willing for God to take care of Saul (Romans 12:19–21).

By | 2018-07-15T18:02:08+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: All, Promises|

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Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 23 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God's blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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