Sep 1, 2018
If we’re honest, we all have to admit that there have been times in our lives when we made a royal mess of things. Through poor decision-making and, sometimes, pure disobedience to the will of God, we’ve found ourselves in less-than-pleasant circumstances, dealing with the aftermath of our choices. And in 1 Samuel 30:1-6, we find David faced with the task of having to clean up the mess left from one of his most disastrous decisions. He had returned to Ziklag, his base of operations in Philistia, only to find that it had been raided by the Amalekites. They had burned the city to the ground and taken all the women and children captive. And David’s men were so upset by this turn of events, that they began making plans to stone him. David had made a real mess of things. He was stuck in Philistia, having deceived King Achish into believing he was on his side. But now the Israelites and Philistines were at war and David’s little charade was blowing up in his face. But in spite of all his missteps, God was still there.