These verses are filled with murder and revenge, rebellion and loyalty. David would seek guidance from God and then it seemed as if he followed the plans of his own heart.
Goliath's kinsmen arose and David was no longer able to face the giants. His men had to rescue him. They advised him to no longer battle against God's enemies. They would do his fighting and he would become a figurehead. Can any man fight our battles for us?
Jesus began to do and teach and left the task to His Disciples but they were not to enter into the work until they received the Holy Spirit. The signs of the Holy Spirit in their lives were to be Power and Testimony. Can you find those signs in your life? If ever there was a time that power and testimony were needed it is now. Cultural Christianity has taken the place of World Shaking, God Working, devil beating, God glorifying Children of the living God. We must return to the God of Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Nehemiah, Peter, Paul and the nameless thousands who saw the mighty hand of God working in their lives and world. We live in the latter days where weak platitudes and man centered programs and preaching are not enough and really have never been enough. God help us to return to the God of our Fathers. Do mighty things through your repentant, obedient children. Cleanse our hearts and restore unto us the power of your salvation.
God is constantly by my side. He will protect me and keep me from sin if I will only hear and obey.
Pride leads to falling; haughtiness to destruction and these lead to Cultural Christians who have a name but no power or testimony.