Maintaining a Godly Perspective

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

1 Samuel 18:10-19

From a place of insecurity, Saul viewed David as a threat. An evil spirit came on him while David ministered to him. “Saul hurled the spear for he thought, ‘I will pin David to the wall.’ But David escaped from his presence twice.” (11) David was, in fact, a blessing to Saul. However, when afflicted with jealousy and insecurity, we engage in irrational thinking and behavior. “Now Saul was afraid of David, for the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul.” (12) Without God’s presence, Saul misperceived the blessing David was to him and the nation. Yet David became more prosperous “…for the LORD was with him.” (14b). Even Saul’s offer of his oldest daughter Merab in marriage was a cover to get him killed at the hands of Philistines. Saul back tracked and gave her to another man. When we operate in insecurity so as to lose proper perception that leads to ill motivated manipulations. Yet God’s presence enabled David to maintain respect for Saul and increased popularity among the people. We must not let the insecurities of others derail us from a godly perspective and serving others.