Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes and Amen

3 From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, "Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?" 4 So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold.

 5 But the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth. 1 Samuel 22:3-5

Remember 1st Samuel is about teaching a new generation
obedience; look at David's obedience here.

When the prophet Gad told him to go to Judah he obeyed immediately. Look back at the verse; he was in a stronghold, why leave and go into the forest where danger could come from any direction? That's doesn't make sense!

Wouldn't we want a further explanation?

Gad how'd you get to be a prophet anyway? Can I see your credentials?

God, are you sure? Sure seems to be safe here.

God isn't after your comfort and safety, He wants your obedience. God was training David in perfect obedience and he basically said "yes and amen."

Matt Redman has an incredible song by that title; here are some of the lyrics:

Hear Your people saying yes,
Hear Your people saying yes to You.
Yes to anything you ask,
Yes to anything we´re called to do.

That is not what you hear from most Christ followers these days.

Will you say yes and amen to anything God ask of you today?

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