1 Samuel 22:7-8 A Conspiracy

1 Samuel 22:7-8 (KJV)
Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?

One of the sorriest states a man can find himself in, is when he sees even his family and friends as having turned against him. Sorrier still is when he begins to view them as enemies. 

David had done nothing but good for Saul. Saul’s feelings of failure were of his own making and, I am sure, were his own to correct. It wasn’t good music or good news that would make the difference in his relationship with God. It certainly wasn’t the likes of Doeg or the assassination of the priests, or the capture and death of David. His only real cure would have been pure repentance. 

It’s a pretty fair sign that a man is on the wrong path when he thinks everyone, even his own family, have conspired against him. More likely they have conspired in an attempt to help him, if he would but receive the help.

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1 Samuel 22:7-8 A Conspiracy

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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