Who’s on your team?
Posted: Friday, May 18
1 Samuel 22:1-23:29
Verse of the day:
“So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there. Then others began coming—men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented—until David was the captain of about 400 men.” (1 Samuel 22:1-2)
Were you ever a captain of a kickball team when you were younger where you were able to pick who you wanted on your team? Who did you choose? Probably the most athletic and most capable players who were available to you right? When picking a team you don’t choose a weak player unless they are all that is left.
When we catch up to David in 1 Samuel 22 he is now on the run for his life. He had to leave those who would have made good teammates behind and run to the unknown. He wouldn’t be alone on his team for long. Soon family members came to join him as well as others who the Bible describes as “men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented.” These were probably not his first choice teammates but they were what he had.
As we read on David feels God leading him to go protect a town called Keilah that was being taken advantage of by the Philistines. His men were afraid and protested going. Not a good start for David’s teammates. However, they go and God gives them the victory over the Philistines.