Do you drown out God’s voice because it didn’t come packaged right?

Today’s Reading: 1 Sam. 25-26, Luke 12:32-59

Today’s Reflection: 1 Sam. 25:28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

Can you receive a word from The Lord from an “unlikely” source? Here David is, headed down to the house of Nabal to destroy it because he returned not kindness to David after he had protected him in previous conflicts. Then, Nabal’s wife Abigail got news of what had happened and saved the day, so to speak. She went up to offer a peace offering, which David accepted. And while she was offering the peace offering, she spoke the prophecy over him that is found in our selected verse. 

Before we discuss the richness of truth found in the prophecy, let’s just meditate on the fact that some of the very people David was going to avenge, rose up to speak and give a blessing over him. Had David responded to Abigail as Nabal responded to David’s servants earlier, he would have had no mercy and would have went on to destroy her and all of her husband’s house. 

However, David had learned to discern The Lord’s voice, and had learned that The Lord speaks whenever, however, and through whomsoever He pleases. God’s Word is always true, tried, and timely. Abigail’s prophecy was so moving that David knew that it was of The Lord. 

This makes me wonder just how many of us today drown out God’s voice because it didn’t come packaged the way we were taught it would be packaged? Hmmm. I’ll park that there. 

Now, let’s look at the prophecy. “…for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD…” What a reassuring word this must have been for David, whose future was being threatened everyday by the king himself. And what a reassuring word this is for those of us today as well, who fight the battles of The LORD in the fields where God has sent us. 

Sometimes the battle looks like it is going in the wrong direction, but there’s nothing like a reassuring word of confirmation from The Holy Ghost when you need it most! 

Someone right now is reading this, who has been praying for a confirmation that you are on the right path, and that regardless of how bad things are right now, God is going to come through for you. If The Holy Spirit is speaking to you, take this as the confirmation you prayed for! The truth is, those who fight the battles of The Lord SHALL prevail. In fact, the LORD will certainly make your house a SURE house. So fight on, soldier!

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