My father, my father

Presented by: Pastor Vickie on July 12, 2017.

It is one thing to receive offense from a brother or sister, it is another thing to receive offense from your father, or any leader that God put over you.

From the book of 1 Samuel, we review the story of King David who was a lowly shepherd boy and was anointed by Samuel the prophet to be king. Saul was king at that time and became jealous of David for his popularity.

As the story unfolds, Saul was disturbed by an evil spirit and often called for David to play the harp for him to soothe him. Many times he tried to kill David, but David always forgave him.

1 Samuel 24:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

David called King Saul ‘father’ and consistently refused to harm him when he had the opportunity. Saul began to hunt David and murdered innocent people who helped David.

David had prime opportunity to become offended and question God’s wisdom and plan in putting him together in the palace with Saul, but David didn’t become offended.