THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:12-14
David found himself in a place where his own son came against him along with his best friend and chief counselor. It was a major betrayal. We are told in 2 Samuel 15:12-14, “Then Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city—from Giloh—while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy grew strong, for the people with Absalom continually increased in number. Now a messenger came to David, saying, ‘The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.’ So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, ‘Arise, and let us flee, or we shall not escape from Absalom. Make haste to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly and bring disaster upon us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.’” David had no choice but to flee Jerusalem because he just lost his kingdom to his son. David prayed his covenant. Acts 13:22 makes David our example of the Kingly heart that God wants us to imitate. To have a heart like David’s we need to be willing to pray Psalm 55:12-15. David prayed based on his covenant. God intervened at his prayer. Both Absalom and Ahithophel went to the grave. Does God love us as much as He loved David? God is no respecter of persons so He surely does. There has to be a layer of love that saves us from our enemies. There is! David did not turn the other cheek when his destiny was threatened. David’s action was a picture of apostolic love in action. Our covenant guarantees us access to put the enemy where he belongs when he challenges our destiny. Is your destiny being challenged? There is a layer of God’s love that fits it! All we have to do is pursue and grow in our hearing of the Spirit so we can identity which layer is the right one. All five layers make up the fullness of Christ as Savior, Judge and King!