I Samuel 24:1-25:44 / John 10:22-42 / Psalm 116:1-19 / Proverbs 15:20-21
STANDOUT VERSE: 1 Samuel 24. David spares Saul.
This is an account of a bunch of guys who loved David and wanted him to be freed from Saul’s continuous attempts to end his life. When they saw an easy opportunity for David to do away with Saul, they immediately assumed it was the Lord will and quickly told him (on behalf of the Lord) to go for it. David secretly cut off the corner of Saul's robe to prove he could have killed him. Afterward, His conscience kicked in and he knew he shouldn't have done what he did.
The fact is that there will always be well meaning people wanting to tell us the Lords will for our lives. However, it's our responsibility to receive counsel and then take it straight to the Lord ourselves BEFORE we rush out and act on it. Most of the time good counsel will confirm what we're already sensing the Lord's saying and leading us toward OR away from. That's why it's so important to stay close to God, starting our day in the word, TUNING OUR EARS TO HIS VOICE IN A WORLD FULL OF VOICES.
John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me."