Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Samuel 23:12(KJV); Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver [thee] up.
In the days of David, Keilah was a city found in the lowlands of Judah.
The name Keilah means Fortress, a garrison for military purposes to defend cities and towns.
In 1Samuel 23:1-5; David and his men went to Keilah and helped it smite the Philistines that had attacked its inhabitants.
In 1Samuel 23:7-8; King Saul planned an attack on David who had taken refuge at Keilah.
When David inquired from the Lord about what he should do, God clearly told him that the people of Keilah would deliver him up to King Saul from whom he was fleeing.
It was human wisdom that the men of Keilah extend the same gesture toward David and his men in case King Saul attacked but this was not so.
David would have relied on Keilah-the fortress for defence and protection, but the mind of God proved otherwise.
This is the folly of relying on the arm of flesh.
Sometimes, the arm of flesh seems like the most obvious choice; it spells strength and protection yet in fact it is a snare.
It is wisdom to seek the mind of God when life offers you colourful options.
It is God that knows the secrets of the hearts of men.
Child of God; amidst any attacks and threats on your life, marriage or ministry before looking to men as the most appealing choice, look to God.
He must always be the first option.
FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 17:5(AMP), Proverbs 24:10
It is wisdom to seek the mind of God when life offers you colourful options. It is God that knows the secrets of the hearts of men. Amidst any attacks and threats on your life, marriage or ministry before looking to men as the most appealing choice, look to God.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for Your Word. I listen for Your voice every time and in every place. You are not just an option, You are my only option. I am instructed by You in all that I do. Your Word lights my path and paves my way. In Jesus name! Amen