A Method To His Madness!

1 Samuel 19:9-10 “Then a harmful spirit from the Lord came upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing the lyre. And Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.”

This has to be one of the most fascinating passages in the Bible. To understand what is happening in this story we need to understand the greater context of God’s sovereign plan for Israel, Saul and David (For more details read 1 Samuel 1-19). Israel are God’s people and they desperately wanted a king to lead them. God didn’t approve of their request but instructed the prophet Samuel to appease the people and anoint Saul as Israel’s first king. Saul eventually disobeyed God’s commandments as king and soon after was rejected as king and God chose another man after his heart – David. In order for Saul to be removed from his throne (involuntarily) and for God’s choice of David to fulfill his call, God had to arrange the circumstances to make all of his purposes to become reality.

God sent a harmful spirit to Saul for a specific purpose. Saul was not going to leave his throne without a fight and God decided to give him one. David became the victim of Saul’s ravings and ended up being in the firing line of one of Saul’s spears. The whole situation seems like total madness but God has a method in what we perceive to be his madness at times.

God allowed Saul’s spirit to be stirred up to the point of pushing David away and unless this happened, Saul could not be removed and David could not become king. David’s pathway to his destiny included rejection and a need to flee in haste to preserve his life.

In the same way circumstances & happenings in your life that just seem like total madness and the opposite of what you think God has promised you can actually be the catalyst through which God positions you and establishes his plans for your life. God has a method to his madness and if you trust in God your life has to be in His hands. Whatever is going on right now in your life, for good or bad, can be turned into something extraordinary that God uses to position you exactly where he wants you to be. Be encouraged.

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