“But there came a messenger unto Saul saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land. Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.” 1st Samuel 23:27-28
King Saul anger against David was very obvious to all Israel. King Saul set his Mind to pursue David for no just cause. His Mind-set was not to appreciate the gifting and calling of David but to be envious of him. God has used David to conquered Goliath in chapter 17 of first Samuel. Instead of him to be grateful to God for raising a youth among the people that will succeed him, he would rather seek to kill him.
Why are you fighting and killing the dreams of young people around you today? How many lives have been wasted because of wrong Mind-set against them? God be praised today that if you focus your attention on Him, like He delivered David from the wicked Mind-set of Saul, because David maintained his ways before the Lord, He will protect you and your dreams from been short-lived in Jesus name.
God has made His children kings and priests and He expects us to focus on the kingdom and our priesthood office. Saul’s Mind was off the kingdom. He left the caring of the subjects of the kingdom for self-serving purpose. He would rather debase himself because of David than remain in the dignified throne and administer justice, love, peace, the common wealth of Israel and God’s Mind to the people.
IS YOUR MIND LEAVING THE ESSENTIAL AND IMPORTANT FOR THE NONESSENTIAL AND UNIMPORTANT?
Are you pursuing a wrong cause like Saul?
Is your Mind running after what might imprison, kill and destroy your dream?
Is your Mind envious of others success in life?
Is your Mind deceiving you to leave your exalted kingdom position and pursue the mundane things of this world?
Why do you think you will succeed fighting God’s approval?
Why is your Mind against your supporters and helpers in life? David was a helper in the kingdom but because God has chosen him to be the next king in Israel, Saul would rather want him killed than reign in his stead.
Why would your Mind be against your neighbour when Christ admonish us to love our neighbour like ourselves?
The anger of Saul against David was so much that anyone that identify with David was in trouble. 1st Samuel 22:17. Whenever a man set his mind against a member of a family, his mind is automatically against all the members of that family. Check your Mind-set against that man, that woman, that child in your neighbour family. Can you say 100% your hatred for one is not for all?
There is always a consequence for manifesting a wrong Mind-set. A messenger brought the report of the consequence of Saul evil Mind-set. The Philistines have invaded the land of Israel. Saul Mind-set made him to pursue an individual (David) at the detriment of a whole nation. Anger, jealous, envy will make us leave our exalted position to pursue the things that does not matter to God’s kingdom. Beware!
In chapter 24:1-2, Saul continue to pursue David. We are told he returned from following the Philistines not that he and his men have conquered them. He would rather pursue hard on David with three thousand men than to pursue the Philistines the obvious enemy of Israel. WHAT A MIND-SET?In verses 16-22 of chapter 24, is as if King Saul had repented from the wrong Mind-set but in 1st Samuel 26:1-2, Saul left his throne and started pursuing David again. He was supposed to appeal to David to come and support him against the Philistines the enemy of Israel.
The devil is the real enemy not your brother, your sister, your uncle, your parents, your partner, your boss at work etc. The envy against a true child of God will not stand. Whoever set his/her Mind wrongly on a chosen child of God, will fall for it expect he/she repent.
King Saul eventually died when the Philistines pursued after him with a strong determination to see his end. Jonathan and many strong men of Israel died in the battle because they had a king whose Mind was diverted from the real battle. Saul killed himself. He could not face the shame of been killed by the enemies he was meant to pursue initially.
Wrong Mind-set will lead to sudden death if not repented of. There is need for transformation of the heart. No matter how wrong, wicked, callous your Mind has been, Christ Jesus have the power to save, heal and transform your heart today.
I pray for you today, that your mind will be set on the right things. Your mind will not deceive you to ruin you. Your mind will not drive away your helpers. I pray for you today that you will not abandon your exalted position. You will be a David with the right Mind-set that will bless your enemy and allow God to intervene for you in Jesus name, amen.
The kingdom of God is the kingdom of the soul. The soul consist of your emotion, mind and will. God wants to control your soul. Surrender your soul to Jesus today.
To your Transformation
I am alive for this purpose
I celebrate you! Be healthy and wealthy in your mind!
Matthew Abolurin is the Principal Consultant/CEO of Pep Access Ltd, a consulting outfit responsible for Business conception, actualization and growth, Sales and Marketing Training and HR Management. Matthew Abolurin is the President of Transformation Network International, a multifaceted Network where wisdom is given to create a life of Purpose, Passion, Peace and Prosperity.