• Israel Ekundayo

SAUL, A "FRIEND" NOT BETTER THAN AN ENEMY

Updated: Mar 16

1 Samuel 16:14-15 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

Insight and Highlight

Infection starts as a small harmless patch. As time grows, it will infest, infect and destroy.


Scripture Commentaries

Three times, the Bible records the evil spirit from the LORD that came upon Saul.

In 1 Sam 16:14-15, 1 Sam 18:10 and 1 Sam 19:9. King Saul became dangerously violent and with murderous intentions.

Two times also did scriptures record, referring to the song of the women in (1 Sam 18:7) as identifiers to David, 1 Sam 21:11, 29: 5.


The songs will not go away so also its harmful consequences will not abate.

So are words of the mouth. The moment it is spoken, though we may feel sorry, it cannot be taken back and its harmful effects will linger on.

King Saul was now highly infested by a large number of vices. What started as jealousy became envy and now he must kill David in order to consolidate his reign.


Saul's evil heart opened the doors to the operation of an evil spirit to spread its tentacles in him.

Envy, jealousy was breathing grounds for the evil spirit to operate. His subjects were now 'infected' with the insanely driven mind to kill David.

Killing David was now an obsession.

Do not create a breeding ground for Satan.


Remorse corner

When you harbor evil, God may remove His Spirit from you in order to allow an evil spirit to torment you.


Call to Word action

Samuel 16:15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.


The Christian clarion duty

A heart contemplating evil is a breathing ground for Satan and his demons.

They will do all that can be done to dwell in and further attack. They had always wanted to attack Saul; God was now simply giving them permission to do so.


Prayer

Lord, remove not thy Holy Spirit from me, in Jesus name.


Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.


God bless you.




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