Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Jealousy. Hatred in your heart towards another person. These kinds of feelings/emotions/attitudes will corrupt you! Reading/studying today in 1 Samuel 18-20 you get a very clear picture of Saul's heart. His jealousy and hatred toward David is clear. Understanding the outcome of having a wicked heart is vital! Because of the wickedness already lurking in Saul's heart God allows an evil spirit to come over Saul numerous times. Reading this may seem odd because it almost sounds like the evil came from God himself. But when you study it out, you will see that the evil was already lurking in the shadows of Saul's heart. God allowed the evil to take over. Just as God allowed the flood back in Genesis as a punishment for the wickedness that was prevalent in the world, God allowed the evil spirit to consume Saul's heart.
David was the target. Why? Maybe because Satan knew this as the line of Christ! David was a man after God's own heart! So, how can we apply this to our lives? Put away jealousy, hatred toward another person, and all wickedness! Do not allow these things to consume you as Saul did! Instead, strive to be a woman after God's heart!